Friday, February 20, 2015

Wednesday Words: Richard, the Robber

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Money...money...money!
Richard huddled in his jail cell, pulling the retroactive duster closely around him.  His secretary Heather had given it to him yesterday during their latest tryst. Now he was watching his world disintegrate.

Where had it all gone wrong? He wondered.  Surely everyone in the investment business embezzled from his clients now and then.  It was part of the investment game.

With the untimely arrival of the arrest warrant, he was for a moment left spellbound.  Richard’s travel carry-on sat by the door, stuffed with one-million dollars and a change of underwear.

Five more minutes!

Five more minutes and he would have been out the door, heading to Jamaica.


Bummer.


These underlined and bold words, sentence phrases are provided by Delores from Under the Porch Light.  Each Wednesday,  Delores provides six daunting words for any who wishes to participate in this writing challenge. Please visit her site by clicking on the frozen cardinals in the sidebar; you will find other writers who have taken different slants on these words!  You should be intrigued...


21 comments:

  1. 5 mil!!! Cool runnin's. I'm hoping those he embezzled from will get their money back.

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    1. I think they will get to split up the money, but the question is: Where is the rest of it.

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    2. Heather has it. She took off first, as they'd planned, to avoid being seen together, and phoned the police anonymously using a throw away pre-paid cell phone while on the way to the airport.

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  2. Always good to hear of an incident where crime didn't pay lol.

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    1. This all came from the word "enbezzle". Too much of that going on.

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  3. And sooo close too. Crime didn't pay that time. Well it did until it didn't

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    1. The higher they are, the harder the fall.

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  4. Five minutes can make all the difference in the world...

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    1. That is the truth...He almost made it, but maybe he had to call someone, or hit the men's room.

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  5. I guess he will need more than one change of underwear.

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    1. I think the Prison System provides all clothing needs.

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    1. My son had one in H. S. He was a big young man, long hair,a beard, and a perpetual scoul. When his cat urinated on the duster, that was it.
      Changes had to be made.

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  7. This is excellent Susan, crime doesn't pay, not this time anyway.

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    1. Richard reached too high, but the fall down was quick.

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    1. Gives new meaning to "being quick on your feet".

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  9. He probably needed that change of underwear sooner than he thought! Another great Wednesday Words!

    Julie

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    1. Oh, he should have pack a few more pairs!

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  10. And who says five minutes doesn't matter one way or the other? Sometimes it clearly does. ;)

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    1. He should have turned off Candy Crush sooner.

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