Get Cracking

6F9507F7-4AE4-4D79-B934-761A55DC68F1“Have you been able to crack the password and to access her computer yet?” Detective Morrisey asked.

“I’m working on it,” the forensic technician said, “but she used a really strong password. Still, I’m determined to crack it.”

“This is ridiculous,” Morrisey moaned. “Lives are on the line, Jake, and if you can’t crack the password and get into her files, this will end up being a real-life horror show.”

“I know, I know,” Jake said, “But I’m concerned that if I can’t crack the code in a few more attempts, the computer will either totally shut down or all the files will self-destruct.”

“We don’t have the luxury for you to vacillate on this, Jake,” Morrisey said. “You have until noon to break into her computer or we’ll have a real mess on our hands. And that time is simple not movable. If you can’t crack it before noon, it will be too damn late.”

“Dammit, detective, I’m doing the best I can,” Jake said. “Please go away and leave me alone so I can focus. I’ve never failed you yet, have I?”

“No, you haven’t, Jake,” Morrisey admitted. “Just get cracking and I’ll come back in an hour and I hope you can tell me that you got into her computer so that another potential catastrophe can be averted.”


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (access), Jibber Jabber (determined), Your Daily Word Prompt (ridiculous), Ragtag Daily Prompt (horror), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (vacillate), and Word of the Day Challenge (movable).

6 thoughts on “Get Cracking

  1. Taswegian1957 July 15, 2020 / 7:34 pm

    I hope there is going to be a sequel or we will never know if catastrophe was averted.

    Liked by 2 people

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