The Arranged Switch

Photo Copyright: Sandra Crook

Here we are again and this week we’re gathered at a train station. We’ve come together to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and be inspired by the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Sandra Crook. Thanks, Sandra. To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link below, then on the smiling frog. Next, follow the given directions

26 July 2019

Genre: Crime Fiction

Word Count: 96 Words

The Arranged Switch by P.S. Joshi

It was a sunny afternoon. Virginia purchased a train ticket from Philly to Chicago with no trouble.

In her handbag was money Bill had given her. “Take it to Chicago and deposit it in your bank,” he said. “Get it out of Philly.”

“What did you do, pull another heist?”

Bill glared at her. “None of your #*&% business,” he’d muttered. “Do as I say or you’ll be sorry.”

On the train, a serious man sat down in the seat next to her.

“Remember our deal, Agent MacBride.”

She handed him the envelope of money.

47 thoughts on “The Arranged Switch

    • Thanks, Penny. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. I wrote it with the idea he was who he pretended to be. If I lengthened the story I could always change it of course to add some twists and turns. 🙂 — Suzanne


  1. Nice story. A lot of layers. Philly to Chicago is a long journey. Agent McBride was an undercover agent! Who did she give the money to? Was he a police man?

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    • Thanks, Tannille. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. I’ve read that’s the socially acceptable version of the naughty word. It comes to a point when a writer has to show the person in reality. He was not a nice, well-spoken person. He was a nasty, physically abusive bully. —- Suzanne

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