A walk in the park


“This was a good idea, Jane. They’ll never suspect anything.”

“They will know we’re here, though, Cass.”


“The stalking app on the phones.”

“What the Find my friends thing?”

“Yeah. I’m sure Rod looks at it all the time, to know where I’m going.”

“That’s a bit creepy. Doesn’t he trust you?”

“He says it’s not that. He says he needs to be able to get to me quickly if I’m in any trouble.”

“My BS detector’s working overtime on that, girl.”

“Doesn’t Pete stalk you then, Jane?”

“He knows that if he tries it I’ll take a nutcracker to his nuts.”

“Ooh – that’s mean. But that’ll only work if you know he’s stalking you. Perhaps he is and you can’t tell.”

“I’d know.”


“I have my ways. Anyway, if you don’t want Rod stalking you, just turn the app off.”

“Can I do that?”

“Yeah – easy. You want me to show you?”

“Best not Jane. He’d notice if he couldn’t get a location for me and I’d never hear the end of it.”

“Okay. Here’s a plan. Let’s have a word with the guy behind the counter in the restaurant. If you leave your phone there, Rod will see where you are and think we’re having a long lunch. I’ll do the same with mine.”

“But what if he rings me and I’m not there to answer it?”

“It’ll go to voicemail. It’s not unusual to set the phone to silent in a restaurant – in fact it’s rude not to do that.”

“What if there’s an emergency and we need to call someone?”

“That’s why I carry a pay as you go phone with me.”

“You’ve thought of everything haven’t you?”

“Got to. It’s the only way we can be free.”

“Free to do what, though?”

“Whatever the hell we want.”

“Anyway, will the bloke in the restaurant do that for us – keep our phones?”

“When I said the guy behind the counter, I meant Guy behind the counter. He and I have what you may call an understanding.”

“Like a quid pro quo?”

“Yeah, that. Except I don’t charge him, if you know what I mean.”

“You mean…”

“Uh huh. Come on; let’s go talk to him and hand over the phones. Then you and I can go on that blind date I promised you.”

“But I’m a bit scared – what’re these two like?”

“Don’t worry – they’re great guys. You’ll love them.”

“Okay, but we’ll have to be quick.”

“With the phones in there, I reckon we’ve got about an hour, maybe an hour and a half before anyone gets suspicious. That’s plenty long enough.”

This was written in response to Kreative Kue 318 published on this site.


13 thoughts on “A walk in the park

  1. Your skill for turning pictures into thoughtful stories is unimaginable. A simple subject like a walk in the park turned into suspense thriller at the end of the story👏👏!! What’s even more amazing, is you have the skill of ending your stories on a twisting note!!

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