“After he took this picture the photographer was snatched by the hidden security team from this industrial plant. I had been with him taking pictures in a supermarket when we had heard a rumour about this place. We made our way over, stopped for a BLT on the way in a local Spar shop where I think we were overheard by the shop assistant who may or may not have been a shop assistant after all. I managed to get away but I never saw him again and it’s been ten years. I would love to see the photograph he took that caused his dissapearance.”, said Mihailovic in a breathless flutter before downing his sixth Martini.
“I’ve been in real estate ever since” he finished putting down his glass on the waiters tray and gently twirled his Rolex, “Can I have the photo back please?”
I handed it over to him unsure as to how to take in his story and I began wondering why he carried that photo around with him. “Did he sell more houses that way?” I wondered.
short story industrial giant versus tiny photographer tall tales told in tittle tattle