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An Honest Deception

Novel By: maidenmu
Literary fiction

A respected businessman runs for election when cutbacks threaten his local hospital. Initially idealistic he becomes caught up in the temptations of his new lavish life.
He tries to change after he becomes leader and attempts are made to blackmail him about his past to make him conform. View table of contents...

Submitted:Aug 22, 2014    Reads: 2    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

The van shook as its diesel engine started.

We drove off slowly.

I grabbed the phone and pressed the on button again. I could immediately see two bars appear, letting me know I had reception. Please please help me I mentally said, momentarily finding some faith in a higher power.

I started typing the imprinted digits of my home phone number I had rang so often, then paused staring at the number. I wanted so much to tell Alison I loved her. I clicked the red stop button, shuddering that I had even considered doing this. It would have been indulgent and selfish to endanger Alison by speaking to her.

I dialled the only name on the phone again. My heart missed a beat when I heard a ringing sound. I hoped with all my heart someone would answer.

Suddenly it stopped ringing and went silent before I heard an unmistakable 'Hell-l-l-o.'

'Kirk. This is Rob I need you to listen' I shouted in a whisper down the phone. 'I am being driven back right now from the Assembly, to the place where the helicopter crashed, we left 5 minutes ago, they are looking for gold bars I told them I have hidden. Can you ..'

I heard a beep sound, then the phone went dead. I tried to power on again but it only lit up for a millisecond then died again. There was nothing more I could do. I had given myself a small chance to live if Kirk could somehow help me.

But surely Kirk is dead? I thought.


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