FFfAW: For Justice

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He bent nonchalantly to fix the strap on her stilettos, slipping the microchip between the sole. They casually resumed dancing along with all the other guests at the ambassador’s party.

Then Ben saw the guard flicker his gaze towards them just for a second. A second was all he needed to realize that they’d been compromised.

He whispered in his partner’s ear and she giggled, her grasp however stiffening. Both turned gracefully and made for the hallway, the exit would already be blocked.

Secluded, their demeanor swiftlyΒ transformed, guns appearing almost magically in both their grasps as they raced up the stairs, when a volley of bullets arrested their ascent. Ben heard Sheila give a low cry as sheΒ collapsed in his arms.

Don’t let them get away with it.

His wife’s last words as a shattered Ben gave her one last kiss on the forehead, retrieved the chip and escaped.

Not only would he expose his government to the world, he’d put a bullet in the one who’d done the same toΒ Sheila.

Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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39 Responses to FFfAW: For Justice

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Exciting! Love this thriller!

  2. Wow. Great story. Why is that so many people (myself included) seem to have thought of spies and/or the thriller/action genre?

  3. KL Caley says:

    Excellent. There is definitely a spy theme going on. Really action packed for a short story -well done! KL ❀

  4. Oh, I’m very intrigued! “Don’t let them get away with it.” Makes me wonder…away with what?! I suppose the microchip has that story! Great suspense thriller!

    • swritings says:

      Yes! The government’s double role is all that microchip! And they are the agents with a conscience who want to expose all involved! πŸ™‚ … Thank you!

  5. erhynireh says:

    Tragic love story, my heart is racing as I finished the last word. Nice take!

  6. Well done SW you created an excellent tension within the story, I hope he gets his revenge….

  7. maria says:

    Omg! A chilling take on the prompt, S! Such a thrill. I feel bad though that his wife had to be left behind. 😦

  8. samratkel says:

    Great story and I love the relationship dynamics that you made room for!!

    @Samantha/samratkel from
    Shadow Realities

  9. Kay Morris says:

    Great story! Love the mystery and intrigue!!

  10. Good story. Gripping in the few words. Tragic to say goodbye to his wife like this. Hope he makes it, though.

  11. jademwong says:

    Oh snap, I got goosebumps reading this because of the suspense. Great job!!

  12. bikurgurl says:

    Secret Agents — Wowza!

  13. The Voice says:

    Ah, a real thriller and not just some party crashers…lol. Nicely done!

  14. luckyjc007 says:

    Wonderful, exciting story! I hope he gets his mission accomplished. So sad for his wife.

  15. Lyn says:

    Thoroughly readable. Now I want to know more of the before and the after. There is always a “before” and an “after!” πŸ™‚

  16. Michael says:

    I enjoyed your take on this all the more because I would have struggled with this prompt. Great story, with lots to think about for the reader.

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