The instructions were specific but unclear.
Blue convertible, Clark Street coffee shop next to the station, 2 PM. There wasn’t a coffee shop on Clark. Colombe was on Grant, around the corner and a block away, a location identified on an A-Frame sign on the sidewalk outside the station.
1:57. The exchange would be less noticeable around the station, everyone focused on getting somewhere else. Too many people-watchers at Colombe.
Calling or texting wasn’t an option. His client wanted no digital footprints.
When the blue convertible stopped by the A-Fame and put on its flashers, he knew he’d chosen correctly.
Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction challenge.
Don’t know whether I’m hoping they get away with the exchange or get caught. Great suspense.
Oooo! Some clandestine meeting!! Good take! 🙂
Nice phrase: “everyone focused on getting somewhere else”
I find it interesting that more than one of us was prompted to write about criminal activity from this photo.
The ‘exchange’ was successful, but I suspect they were up to no good. The uncertainty of the instructions works well to create the tension of the scene.
Good job of tension setting, then release.