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The Brandy Plot



Opening Lines:

The city streets lay deserted as the first hesitant raise of a new day slowly began to dawn upon London’s dark alleyways. The morning was cold and crisp, a freezing wind billowing through the narrow roads, whipping stinking garbage into odorous heaps. Silence reigned, even the soft lapping of Father Thames against its muddy banks failed to carry through the thick blanket of fog that hugged the ground.

Word Count: 3868
Written: 1994

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