He did not think much of the note when he first found it in his to-do notebook, only that it was a prank: then the second, third and fourth note came.
He thought he was getting paranoid so he went overseas to a private holiday home guarded by ex-military soldiers to take his mind off things.
He found the fifth note when he woke up that morning and immediately got sick – it was a Post-It on his forehead.
The guards at the holiday home were stumped as there was no suspicious movements and they had covered all possible routes so they decided the best course of action was to stay with the man that night, in the living room as he hid in his bedroom.
All was well until the next morning, when they heard the man gave a surprised shout followed by a heavy thump.
When they rushed into his room, the man was already lying dead on the ground, with a note in his hand that said, “Today’s your last day.”
To be honest, I had no idea where this story was heading, until I suddenly remember a short tale “An Appointment in Samarra”, as retold by W Somerset Maugham. Some of you might be familiar with this story in the popular BBC’s Sherlock.
If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.
Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂
PROMPT WORD: NOTE