The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Posted on | February 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

by Smitty

Held the lantern before her as the alley ended.
Comfortable night; last week’s storm had purged the alley.
Senses alert; autonomic nervous system deftly controlled, she knocked on the door.“Results,” a voice challenged.
“Not excuses,” she replied.
Blindfolded, gently led, eventually seated. She gave the guide the lantern.
“Report,” he demanded. The leader.
“Data in the lantern. Grim situation. The mainland is devastated.”
“As bad as the third Velvet Revolver album?”
“Indeed, imposter: there were only two Velvet Revolver albums, and the real Sophia McNish would not have fallen prey to that misdirection.”
The fake-tooth detonator worked.

via Darleen


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