This week we're writing to this picture prompt, which fits into my continuing story. 300 word limit - ouch!
“Can I meet her?” Lacy was excited and wanted to meet Nancy Wells. “I’ve got a great idea. Why don’t we invite her to have dinner with us? We could even go someplace really nice and treat her to a dinner at dad’s casino. What’d you think?”
“That sounds great. But she probably won’t go. I’m sure she’s busy with all that writer’s conference stuff.”
Three hours later Nancy, Claire and Sam pulled up in a limo onto the tarmac. Lacy arranged for them to her and Dan at her father’s private plane to go to dinner at Maui.
Claire downed the last of her wine she was drinking compliments of the car bar. “I can’t believe I got talked into this. How could we be having dinner with a man I thought killed his wife?”
Sam shook his head. “For the hundredth time Claire, he didn’t kill his wife. She’s alive and well. We all meet her today at the book fair.”
“But what about the call I got,” said Nancy. “Even though he didn’t kill his wife, I don’t trust him. And why is he being nice to us now?”“I don’t know, but since they offered to treat us to dinner because Lacy’s a fan, I think we should go. At least you had the good foresight to say that you wanted me to be included in the dinner. As I recall, you introduced me as your boyfriend, not that I mind one bit. I’ll go along with that.” He shot Claire a knowing smile which he hoped would relay the feelings he had for her. Even if they were in the midst of a protecting themselves from a murdering maniac, Sam wanted her to know his feelings were genuine even if she was pretending.
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