Stories by Sarah

Due Diligence


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The policemen lined the streets, fully kitted up in riot gear. The sun beat down on the officers, who were diligently waiting; sweating profusely under their heavy protective clothing. Anticipation filled the air and a small crowd of rubberneckers* had gathered.

The motorcade was late. 

Two officers, broke formation to see about the delay. Anticipation turned to disbelief as the two investigating officers informed their peers he had never left the house.

Intelligence had been wrong – the attack wasn’t to take place in the car, but in the cat. As he’d patted his beloved pet, the bomb had exploded them both…

By Sarah ©2017

* rubbernecker (noun) – an overly inquisitive person
Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubberneck

Prompt: Bikurgurl, 100 Word Wednesday, Week 36