My buddy, Thomas Pluck, asked me to host F3 last week so I gave a prompt of an actual event that took place the every day he asked me.
Basically, two people in a car, not saying a word to each other. Give me a story.
Well the guys over at F3 didn’t let me down. Thanks to you all and well done to each and every one of you.
Check the stories here.
Here’s my lame effort. (Time hasn’t been good to me. It’s still a WIP)
The fresh water gently lapped at the jagged rocks at the edge of the loch. Two small boats bobbed on the water, the orange buoys they were tied to bobbing up and down in time with them.
The whole area was silent, including the interior of the sole car that had just parked in the car park overlooking the loch.
Donald Mason killed the engine and released his seat-belt.
The silence outside was broken by the squawk of a buzzard circling high above the two boats. The silence inside the car was broken by the driver.
“It’s so beautiful here,” Donald mason said, placing his mobile phone on the dashboard and staring through the windscreen.
Autumn was kicking in and the trees were becoming gold and brown, their leaves falling from their branches like multicoloured snow flakes.
“Do you remember, not so long ago, that I had to work away?”
“I wasn’t working. I was…”
“I know, you needed some space away from everyone.”
“No, no. It wasn’t that.”
“It’s OK. I understand.”
“I need to tell you something. I’ve wanted to tell you…”
“I don’t want to know.”
“You need to know.”
A light mist was forming on the hills at the other end of the loch. Donald started at it, working out what he was going to say.
“I don’t need to know, Donald.”
“Look, what I didn’t tell…”
“Donald, if you had…if you had an affair I’ll…”
“No! In all our years together I’ve never been unfaithful to you. Never.”
“I love you, Donald. I always have and I always will. Whatever you’ve done I don’t need to know. I’ll forgive you for whatever it was.”
“Marianne, I’ve killed people.”
“I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. I should have told you. I should never have kept it from you.”
“I forgive you, Donald. I do.”
“I killed three people, Marianne. I took three lives.”
“I love you, Donald. Always remember that.”
The Herald. 14th October, 2011.
Two weeks ago, 53 year old Donald Mason was arrested on suspicion of murder. After a confession during a telephone call to a police operator, Mr Mason was arrested at a Perthshire beauty spot.
Mr Mason, the sole occupant of a silver BMW, was picked up by two local policemen and went peacefully. He was parked in a small car park overlooking the picturesque Loch Earn, a favourite place of his and his late wife, Marianne.
Marianne Mason was the victim of a hit and run incident eight months ago. The victims of Donald Mason are believed to be the three occupants of the car that killed Mrs Mason on that fateful night of February 11th, 2011.
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