With apologies to Lawrence Block for taking the title of his crime series, here is today’s flash fiction mystery–at exactly 100 words.
“This lawyer my wife used to know–name’s Murphy–said you might be able to help. I really don’t want to, but I’ve got no choice. My wife says she hates me for what I did. Won’t forgive me. Says she’ll kill me. But she won’t give me a damn divorce. I dunno why I’m telling you this. See, this is my only way out. So, can you do a contract or tell me who can?”
“What’d you say the name was?”
“Hemings, Julia Hemings.”
“I mean your name.”
“George Hemings, why?”
“Oh, I have a contract. Thanks for coming.”