November 2019- 75 Word Writing Challenge

Cat's Cradle

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Stop, Please – I’ll Tell You Everything

Yevgeny scanned the dossier: Frenchman; captured near Red Square; weapons schematics. He hummed the birthday song.

He reflected on the overwhelming sadness of his childhood birthday memories, ruined all by his horrible voice.
At parties when he’d joined the singing children, they’d wept at his screeching accompaniment; parents sagged, many later divorcing.
Candles unextinguished, hopeful wishes died.

“Yevgeny, it’s urgent – we need all his associates.”
He entered the cell and began howling that infernal composition.
 

Pedro Del Mar

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Don't believe the hype.

The rain was unrelenting. It had been that way for hours. A constant heavy downpour. The view of Dam Square from the bar of the Krasnopolsky was blurred by the running rainwater. A myriad of coloured umbrellas dashed across the Square. Cyclists dodged puddles and rang their bells warning the umbrella’d masses of their hasty approach.
The man sat patiently and watched, occasionally sipping his coffee. Surveillance wasn’t the best way to spend your birthday.
 

Culhwch

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The Gift

The wiretap crackles.

Comrade. You there?

I know you are. You always are.

I’m tired, comrade. And too old for this game.

I had a family, once. They’re dead. Long dead.

I blamed your country. I know, now, mine was just as guilty.

It’s my birthday today, you know. But I’ll give you a gift. Memory card, second drawer.

Use it. End this war.

Hurry. You won’t have long to retrieve it.

A gunshot.

Static.
 

Shuffle093

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Extraction

Quietly leaving his room, Evan crept down the corridor.

Intel had two guards in the room next to his, now sound asleep. While the package was hidden in the guest room.

He’d planned this operation perfectly.

Creeping into the room he found the cupboard and slowly, quietly, worked it open.

The package lay inside and he tore it open with giddy excitement. Only to find that the mission had failed.

He’d wanted the new Playstation.
 

RJM Corbet

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AGENT X

Do you swear to tell the truth to this court?

I do.

Please explain what you do.

I am an undercover agent for the Thought Police, your honour.

Do you recognize the accused?

I do.

Tell the court who they are.

They are all members of a local underground sect.

Tell the court what you witnessed on December 25th of last year.

They were illegally celebrating a birthday.

Whose birthday?

Of their deity, your honour.
 
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