John Marsden Writing Topic #244

Write a story such that you’re astounded by your own daring.**

I chose the story below as a response to this writing topic as it was the first time I ever wrote historical fiction. I wrote it as part of the NYC Midnight 100-Word Microfiction Challenge 2022 (Round 2).

Money Shot

The brief was always simple, get the shot no matter what.

They sent a decoy vehicle out to try and evade us, sure it fooled some of my competition, but not me. I got a tip about the hotel’s rear entrance.

I was in a race and the rear passenger windows were the finish line. I shook off the pain of a bite from a spider that made my motorbike’s handlebar its home and sped on.

The race was abruptly ended by the sound of the Mercedes-Benz colliding with the pillar. No-one won, not even Diana.

What have we done?

**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.