Written in 15 minutes, with the Carrizozo Writers- Raw, unedited, exactly as it flowed through my fingers to the keyboard
Marquez walked nonchalantly to the park bench and sat at the end, just as he had done for the three days previous. The first day he had sat for 15 minutes and when no one appeared he left. The second day he sat alone for 30 minutes before departing. Yesterday he waited for only five minutes.
Today, almost immediately after he sat down a tall, thin, woman; with long, straight, dark hair sat down next to him. She carried a tiny dog in her purse.
“Do you have the diamond?” he said aloud, albeit softly enough that only his new companion could hear.
She sat up straight and dug around the dog to retrieve package and a lighter. She pulled a long slender cigarette from the pack and lit it, inhaling deeply, “Indeed,” she said as she exhaled, “In the cigarette pack.” She set the cellophane package on the bench next to her leg.
Marquez retrieved the package, brushing his fingertips along her thigh as he did. He felt the package and looked in from the top, before smiling, and proffering a single brass key on a chain, “Lincoln Street bus station, locker 223,” he said as he stood beginning to walk away. Then as if suddenly remembering something he turned back. “I felt something when I brushed your leg,” he said, “did you feel it too?”
She just scowled at him.
“Would you be interested in joining me for a grilled cheese lunch at the diner?” He continued.
She shook her head.
Marquez stared at her face longingly, then turned and left the park via the south path.
time’s up – step away
- do you have the diamond
- outside of your comfort zone
- best time of day
One thought on “ZoZo 17.November.22 Spycraft”
I just read a holiday story about a woman who ‘escaped’ with diamonds – had them hidden in plain sight calling them rinestones on her beaded hand bag. More complex than that… with the killer still trying to get her – but in the end – well it was a holiday story and they have happy endings 🙂
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