This is the seventh in a series of 365 Flash Fiction stories I’m writing from 2nd December 2012 until the 1st December 2013. It’s intent is to keep me writing throughout the year, and not just in November. you can find out more about the challenge here. The Thief’s Mission, by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 8th December 2012 Word count: 520 Theme: secret agent, suspense, thriller The story:
“Stay low, stay alive,” Martin said to Jack.
“Stay low, stay alive. Stay low, stay alive,” Jack repeated to himself like a mantra, he was afraid.
“Don’t be a baby on me Jack,” Martin warned, last thing he needed was for Jack to break down.
“I’m not a baby,” Jack said annoyed, his anger pushing past his fear briefly.
“Good, let’s go,” Martin pointed the way. He pushed the door open as much as he dared and slithered through looking around him as he went. Jack didn’t follow, so he reached back and pulled him by the arm, which Jack resisted.
“Hey,” Jack started to say, but was silenced by Martin putting his index finger to his lips.
“Target’s there,” he whispered pointing upwards over a counter. “You’ve got to be quiet, there might be guards.”