A Costly Mistake   16 comments

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers.


PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Marler Morrill


I found the drug on the internet.

It was  one tenth what it would cost in the U.S.

And they would accept credit cards.

What a deal!

The prearranged meeting was set up at a local cafe.

It went something like out of a spy movie.

I was told to buy a local newspaper and enter the cafe at exactly nine in the morning.

Order water with lemon and a black coffee.

Someone would sit beside me.

The stranger would whisper “hand me the package, I will meet you out back.”

It’s been thirty minutes now. Everything is quiet.





16 responses to “A Costly Mistake

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  1. Poor guy. That has the look and feel of a swindle. It’s clever but mean. The thief must have been watching spy movies. Good writing, Danny. —- Suzanne

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  2. Very curious about the backstory here! Intriguing moment!

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    • Just a brief comment on how some people have to go to Mexico to get their needed medical drugs that are beyond their budget in the US. Thanks for commenting! Say “Hi” to Humphrey.



  3. Oh no. He’s been had. It’s so easy for the scammers and even the most astute sometimes let their guard down and get caught. He’d better order something stronger now. Well told.

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  4. Damn…and it seemed like such a good idea!

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  5. He’s been had, and won’t see his money again.

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  6. No package no dough, that’s what Carol says. And she should know.🙂

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  7. Good deals aren’t always the best deals….

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  8. If a deal looks too good to be true…. yup.

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  9. Ah.. I can hear how dollars trickle from his bankaccount… I guess telling the police is not an option.

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  10. Clearly too good to be true! Excellent.

    My hair-raising tale

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  11. I bet the person who set that up had a bit of a laugh at the extra little details they demanded while siphoning off the poor chap’s money!

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