Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Recruitment

This story is written for Story Bandit on Twitter and uses words featured in the following #writingdare tweet :

The suspect's recalcitrant glare appeared to ripple wildly under the flourescent lights, but Detective Reyes kept a cool measured eye on him from across the table.

"The concierge said you were being hostile toward the hotel guests," Reyes said calmly. "Telling all those horrified folks about how you were gonna blow up the place."

"Yeah, well he's a liar!" the suspect shot back. "I went into that place to take a leak--that's all. There's no law against that."

"What about the necklace and the credit cards?"

"Don't know what you're talking about."

"Come on. We found a lot of the guests' stolen property at your place."

"That's a load of bull."

"All right," Reyes rose to his feet."Have it your way," he left the room and studied the suspect from behind the wall mirror as cigar smoke billowed slowly over his face. "What do you think?"

"He'll do well at The Organization," a rasp voice behind Reyes said.

"Kind of a hothead though," Reyes pointed out."

"He's fearless," the shadowed man countered. "Take him back to the patrol car and bring him to The Forest. We'll begin the initiation process immediately."

Reyes nodded. "You got it, Chief."

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  1. Good work on getting all those words imto your story! Loved the slow intrigue

  2. Thanks for the comment! Means a lot coming from you and made my day. =)