This week’s prompts are at the bottom. The words below are just practice. Practice makes perfect.
After receiving the letter from Addison Dalecki, Logan changed his plans and went home to spend Christmas with his father. She had been Dad’s lawyer for as long as he could remember.
The letter advised Logan that his father was quite ill and wanted to see his only son again before dying. There was also the matter of the will that Ms Dalecki wanted to discuss. It seemed that Logan was about to inherit all his father’s business, real estate, and personal holdings. He wasn’t sure what the exact size of the estate was but knew it was sizeable, he estimated it to be somewhere in the tens of millions of dollars.
Logan phoned the lawyer’s office and made an appointment for three days before Christmas and booked a ticket back home to Colorado. He left two days later. On the day before his appointment with the lawyer, a taxi ferried him from the airport to his father’s house. Dad was surprised but happy, to see him, “Logan,” his father said, “I didn’t think you were going to be able to come home for the holidays this year. How long are you going to be able to stay?”
“I’m not sure yet, Dad. I have an appointment in town tomorrow that will probably help me to know more, but I expect it will be at least a few days.”
His father smiled and started to say something but was suddenly seized by a fit of coughing. When he finally recovered his breath and composure, he spat some blood into his handkerchief and said, “Make yourself at home, son. Anders can help you get your things to your room. I need to get some rest. I’ll join you tonight at seven.” That night over dinner the father and son discussed weather and sports. What were the chances that the Avalanche had of winning the cup this season? How about those Broncos? How much snow was up at the resort? They did not speak of each other’s health, wellbeing, or state of mind. They discussed nothing personal. That was the way it had always been between these two.
The next morning at nine Logan told his father that he was going to his appointment and was unsure how long he would be. “If I’m back in time, Dad, we should go to the club for lunch. Would you like that?” He took a car from the garage and drove to Lawyer Dalecki’s office in the city. There he learned that his father had only a week or two to live. She told him that he was the sole beneficiary of the insurance policy and inheritor of the estate. He should plan on coming into cash, businesses, and property worth over 250 million dollars. She would know the exact number soon as she was finished consolidating the balance sheets. She should have a figure for him within the next two or three days. Logan missed lunch with his Dad but did remember to call and tell him that he would be tied up until later that evening. He suggested that they postpone lunch until the following day.
His father agreed and Logan found his way to ‘The 303 Lounge.’ It was an upscale bar a few blocks from Dalecki’s office. He began drinking heavily in premature celebration of his newfound wealth.
Logan caught the attention of Marcie Cielo-Vista. She watched from across the room, and noticing the way he spent money, she knew that he was good looking enough. So she found her way over and ended up sitting next to him at the bar where she struck up a conversation.
He bought her a few drinks and invited her out for dinner. She knew a wonderful place, not too far away. At the restaurant, he continued to drink and Marcie switched to club soda – Logan didn’t notice. As he began to sink into the rose coloured world of his newfound wealth, amplified by the amber coloured whisky in his glass; he became more talkative.
“You know, Marcie,” he said, “I’m an ordinary man. I work at a publishing house in New York City, but in a few weeks, my father will die. When he does, I’ll inherit a couple hundred million dollars.”
Impressed, Marcie took him home with her that evening. Five days later, after a whirlwind courtship and a ceremony in the Magistrate’s office, she became his stepmother.
This week’s prompts are:
- somebody else will get that
- broken ways
- a nickel after the hour
Go ahead and dive in, set your imagination free!
Write something big, Write something small,
Ready, Set, Go – you have 25 minutes, but if that is not possible, take as long as you need and, have fun!