During 2018’s A-Z Challenge, we wrote the first draft of “The November Deadline” and to celebrate that this is now (finally) out with beta readers, we’ll be producing a daily piece of micro-fiction linked to it – some prequel, some containing a detail not included in the story, some snippets from sequels currently being written.
“A man can’t even enjoy a quiet pint in the pub!” Muttering as he made tea, Tink settled into his favourite armchair, musing how much he missed idle sporting chatter. Answering the phone’s ring cautiously, he relaxed on hearing unmistakably rounded vowels.
“Evening Mike bach, all well with you?”
“Oh quite so, thank you Tinkerbell. I’m managing to keep myself busy.”
“Sit down with a cuppa then and let me tell you about the magnificent game of golf being played by your countryman at the Open.”
Michaela laughed, but settled down as bid – two unlikely friends, united in missing Jack.
© 2021, David Jesson & Debra Carey