Near 500 words: The Writer Final Chapter

Episode # 30 of The Writer.

Jack Reed was the quintessential tall, dark and handsome. The blond-hair, blue eyes and English accent made his classes some of the most popular in the history department. Especially his class on the Trojan War, “Paris in the Spring, Troy in the Fall.” But the administration also knew that his scholarship was impeccable.

Sitting in a circle with Christine and Jack in Jack’s large office, TW (aka The Writer) explained the postcards to Jack.

Finally Jack turned to Christine and asked, “So you think these were K’lggsh?”

“I do. And I think Sylvia was their legendary queen.”

“Up to now, the K’lggsh have been lost in history. Who would have suspected they still existed?”

“And the woman in the postcard with Sylvia was someone I had seen on my expeditions along the Silk Road. She could’ve been the one the K’lggsh referred to as The Crone.” To TW, she said, “The Crone was the adviser to the queen.”

“You think you could find her again?” Jack asked.

“No,” Christine said. “I think that’s the last we’ve seen of the K’lggsh. And I think the two men were members of the Grand Guard. It’s their job to keep the existence of the K’lggsh a secret.”

“Sadly,” Jack said, “I think you’re right. It’s too bad about the postcards. I would’ve loved to see the script.”

On the way to their cars, Christine looked over at TW.

“By the way, what does TW stand for?”

“The Writer.”

“That’s your name?”

“No, no, no. That’s my role in this story.”

“Then what’s your name?”

“Promise you won’t laugh.”

“I promise. I will not laugh.”

“Hemingway.”

“Don’t tell me you’re named Ernest Hemingway.”

“Oh no. My name is Hemingway Earnest. Hem is my first name; Earnest my last.”

“I see. Funny thing.”

“What?”

I have a cousin who is a mystery writer. He has a detective series. Z. Gatsby is the main character. I asked him what the Z stands for once.”

“What did he say?”

“The Z stands for Zelda. You may have heard of my cousin. Fitzgerald F. Scott.”