While checking in I confirmed down-payment in my Cayman-account.
I’m ready, waiting for her signal.
Target has changed clothes, shaved and bleached his hair, but my retina-implant face-recognition algorithm confirms his ID with 99.9935 percent accuracy.
I pass time with Sudoku with my pen concealing the ricin-injector.
Abruptly muzak switches to Brian Eno’s “Music for Airports”.
Smiling I fold my paper carefully.
I raise to leave and while passing, I aim for his neck pretending to stumble.
Suddenly, syringe in hand, she’s there.
With her venom warming my veins I gasp:
“Was my price too high?”
I thought about all that can happen at airport, and why not a bit of double crossing. This week it’s Midsummer so I might be busy returning comments again.
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June 19, 2019
Very Secret Agent Man~ish
and woman turn-coatish
Wicked story, well done, Bjorn – and how interesting we both focused on the neck!
I think that neck is a nice target.
Oh my. Spy vs Spy. 😉 It appears his plan went awry. Well done.
Agent 007.5 😀
Indeed, and she saved some money in the end
Eno music sets a surreal mood for double homicide…
A soft and Cozy environment
Brilliant Bjorn! Really classy piece and the perfect time for some Eno!
Killing you softly
Great bit of spy genre fiction Bjorn.
love it, intrigue with a bit of humour … on the watch for those pens!
the dominoes seem to be falling. she better look around her. she could be the next in line.
great double cross
To die while listening to Eno, sigh
Move over 007 😀
“venom warming my veins”. Loved that line.
Did not expect that twist at the end! I love the pace and dynamic of this story.
She’s just tidying up loose ends 🙂 What goes around, comes around…
I think every story needs an Eno soundtrack… Oh well, as they say, live by the syringe, die by the syringe.
Well done! And that music is sublime. Just perfect for a double-cross.
Love the way you tell the story with such precision, the details are so inventive – especially the ‘retina implant face recognition’ – that makes the mood so chilling.
The shadow side of the airport lounge ?
Hunter is being hunted. Poison is fighting venom. No one is safe anymore.
I was surprised as he was by that unexpected twist. Brilliant!
My FriFic tale!
An intriguing, fast-paced story with a great ending! Well done! 🙂
Retinal implant face recognition algorhythm – wow! And still he gets taken by surprise.
Did you and Jilly collaborate? 🙂
You’ve built this sad tale line by line right up to the twist at the end. Perfect tension. I did not expect the second assassin.
A good spy thriller, Bjorn. Yes, it seems his price was too high. I enjoyed this. 🙂 — Suzanne
I love this. He’s so well prepared and lets himself be fatally fooled. And she is rid of both of them.
She wins. No trail leading to her. But is she now at risk. How many people are you killing off in this story?
Oooo the old double cross. Sounds like she had a bigger game in play
Great twist Bjorn, I love a bit of spy behaviour, especially a good old double cross
Noting like a good old double cross. She wins the final round.
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