SATURDAY 29th AUGUST 2020
This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..
SAYING NOTHING BUT EVERYTHING
by John Yeo
The luxury cruiser was kitted out and packed full with cargo to enable the passengers to lead a life of unadulterated comfort. At this moment the ship was stationary with nothing on the horizon. The view from the bridge was a perfectly calm sea stretching out in all four directions.
The ship’s security officer, Mr Plumb, a well built gentleman, with long Elvis-style sideburns, sipped a glass of water and sat nodding at the news.
There had been a horrible murder on board overnight and Mr Plumb had drawn a picture on a menu of a familiar face to everyone on board. The Chefs face with its distinctive pair of slightly misaligned eyes and sharp beaky nose unmistakably grinned out from the picture.
Captain Anderson was seated opposite him with a questioning look on his face.
‘How can you say you know he did it without even investigating the evidence?’
Mr Plumb shrugged, saying nothing but everything, he picked up a small video-cassette, and handed it to the Captain.
‘Everywhere on board is under surveillance at all times’.
© Written by John Yeo