TITLE: Neither Here Nor There
GENRE: Commercial Fiction
Opening scene of my first novel where in the MC receives a letter that will turn his world upside down and inside out.
I checked the mailbox with a sense of dread. There was always a chance that among the stacks of junk mail, bills and unwanted invitations there would be one with a stamp that read: Royal Mail. I hated those letters. They could mean only one thing.
The metal box contained the following; a couple of bills, junk mail, an invitation to a second cousin's weeding and a letter with the dreaded red stamp on it.
Might as well get it over with.
I ripped the white envelope open. No, I destroyed the thing trying to get it open. Never figured out how open one in a clean way. Inside I found a stack of official looking documents, some airline tickets, and last but least a single page letter with following:
McIntyre & Co.
Woodstock, Oxfordshire, UK
To Mr. Mendoza
We regret to inform you of your father passing...
What the f***!