Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Last Will

PHOTO PROMPT © Kent Bonham

We file into the room together following the man in the suit.  Inside there is an assortment of grimaces, forced smiles, hostile looks and attempts at cheery indifference.

She grips my hand tightly and hisses, “Why is she here? The little gold digger!”

I flash a warning glare as the Suit clears his throat and the whispers subside.

“I’d like to remind everyone that our team has advised that the document is legally valid.  The instructions clearly state that the estate goes to the person who can decipher his last statement”.


He holds up the document to cries of dismay.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100

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22 comments :

  1. and if no one can, it's a bit too late for him to take it along. ;)
    (Hoping the wheel chair bound nephew knows the secret.)

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    1. Maybe he didn't want to share. The wheel chair bound nephew probably needs help from the blind uncle :-) Thanks for your comments Mary.

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    2. You guys made me reread thrice looking for a wheelchair bound nephew! Sheesh...

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    3. You missed the ballet dancing/ninja warrior at night niece.

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  2. And good luck to them. What a nasty trick to pull on people.

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    1. It is indeed or maybe he knows there is someone capable of responding to the challenge. Thanks for reading and commenting Petru.

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  3. Dear Subroto,

    Hm. Looks like the estate will go to on one.

    BTW. Last week you asked for a link to the full interview with Sonia. This week I have one. :) http://metrovoicenews.com/holocaust-survivor-sonia-warshawski/

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. There could an Indiana Jones amongst them. Thanks for your comments Rochelle and for the link to the interview.

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  4. Someone will deserve their reward, I think.

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    1. Anyone who can solve that puzzle deserves a reward. Thanks for reading and commenting Sandra.

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  5. Ha.. This seems like a likely beginning of generations in the Chancery ...

    Brilliant

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    1. The beginning of long line of disputes by those unable to crack the puzzle :-) Thanks for your comments Björn.

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  6. He really must have had a grudge towards his relatives. Who could decipher that?

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    1. The signs were clear when they had the family reunion in a maze.....
      Thanks for reading and commenting Gabriele.

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  7. The one who took care of him is in the know and will keep it to herself until they all leave in frustration... ;-)

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    1. Absolutely but the eighty year old aunt still works as a CIA operative, she knows a bit about encryption. Thanks for reading between the lines Dale.

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  8. Heh, he either had a sense of humour or he wanted his relatives to suffer after he was gone! This would make a good comedy film :-)

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    1. The casting is open and the FF writers get first preference. Thanks for your comments Alistair.

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  9. Well, that was certainly clever on the part of the deceased. A puzzle-lover who wanted to make sure only an intelligent person with a mind like his would end up getting his fortune!
    Nice!
    (And nasty!)
    But here's a question: How would the Man in the Suit know if they got it right? I mean, they'd have to be really convincing at inventing a last will and testament in keeping with the deceased character. (Or did I miss something?)

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    1. I think he was smart enough to leave the solution locked in a high security vault and leave the key with the law firm ;-). Thanks for your comments Vijaya.

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  10. Now would be the perfect time for a relative who's also one of Agatha Christie's detectives to tell everyone they have the answer, probably Miss Marple. They would least suspect her. Well done, Subroto. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. Miss Marple has all the answers. Thanks for your comments Suzanne, I am glad you liked it.

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