Mission Impossible

As Jimmy passed through the gate, he had this disconcerting thought that he might never return. He was warned that this mission would be a delicate one, but he was assured that they were confident, as they waved goodbye, that he had the capacity to pull it off.

Jimmy was having second thoughts as he cautiously proceeded. Did they gaslight him into believing that he had the goods to succeed? Or was their intent to humiliate him if he failed? Clearly they were a bunch of barracudas gleefully sending him on a mission impossible.

After all, Jimmy had never before played the Nest of Vipers video game.5E912056-E1E3-429E-9813-568961EFF142

Written for Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge, where the three things are “wave,” “gaslight,” and “barracuda.” Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (gate), Ragtag Daily Prompt (return), Word of the Day Challenge (delicate), Daily Addictions (capacity), Your Daily Word Prompt (humiliate), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (nest).

8 thoughts on “Mission Impossible

  1. Tien Skye August 9, 2019 / 10:32 pm

    Ha! I love the misdirection at the start of this tale! And I have been reading a few of your stories now, but the way you pull all the prompt words from different sources to weave into interesting stories of different genres never ceases to surprise me!

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    • Fandango August 9, 2019 / 11:36 pm

      You know, it never ceases to surprise me either. I list the words and start typing and my stories seem to write themselves.

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      • Tien Skye August 10, 2019 / 2:58 am

        A sign that the talent of writing and creating is in you 😉 look forward to reading more of your stories

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  2. SarahC August 10, 2019 / 11:05 am

    Yes it is somewhat amazing how Adding different Prompts start the thing Writing itself sometimes!

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