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.
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).