It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, when writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog. This week’s photo is by Claire Fuller.
You can read other Friday Fictioneers’ work by clicking the link that appears below my story.
A Handsome Man
by Jan Brown
Reminiscent of an old movie, the clandestine meeting took place in a used book shop. The gruff owner reminded her of Rod Steiger in The Pawnbroker. She suddenly felt sorry for Peter, who worked there as his cover.
Peter emerged from the back room and said, “I set aside this book as requested, Miss.”
“Yes, I received your email.”
She flipped through the pages with interest, noting various markups. His email contained the cypher. The decoded message would reveal the names/aliases and addresses of the target.
Peter handed her a receipt along with a photo.
A handsome man. Too bad.