Saturday, August 08, 2009

Raven's Challenge 75

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: reluctant, sacrilege, territory, humiliating, master of ceremonies, gesture, dirty deed, crumbling, thaw, token
For the mini challenge: official portrait, personal bank account, shoulder bone, unbearable, widow

The Mega Challenge as
The Ongoing Adventures of Agent 012

The backup crew from the Agency finally arrived and they brought the equipment Agent 012 asked for. With the reluctant cooperation of the riverboat Captain he set it up in the hallway one had to pass through to get on or off the boat. He inserted the poison dart into the machine and then seated himself behind a desk at the exit end and waited. After what seemed like an unbearable time people began to leave. Agent 012 made small talk with them and told them he was there to spot cheaters then with a token gesture moved them on. Over one hundred people went by and 012 was no closer to catching the dart shooter . But he had scared a number of people who were cheating. The only excitement was when philanthropist Hamlin Moneeee came through. Usually he leaves through a VIP exit and he felt it was humiliating to make him go through the same exit procedures as the rif raf . He demanded to know who was responsible for this sacrilege so they could be made to pay. It seems he was good friends with every political figure in the territory and somebody’s head would roll. Agent 012 looked him in the eye and said “ Your not a cheater so please move on”. Finally at two in the morning it happened. The man who was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening program came through and the red light went on. 012 pushed a button and two agents entered and tried to take the man out. Suddenly he raised his arm and from his shirt sleeve a dart flew into the neck of the Agent. The Agent fell to the floor. 012 reacted by karate chopping the suspects arm breaking his shoulder bone. The arm fell limp and would fire no more darts.
“ So you’re the man who did the dirty deed” 012 said.” Who are you working for? “
“I’ll never talk “ the man said with a sneer.
“Look man! You just killed an Agent of an Agency so secret even the President doesn’t know we exist. If you don’t tell us what we want to know we are simply going to fly you over Lake Michigan and drop you in. Nobody will ever know. Then again we could let his widow , also an Agent use you for target practice. I bet she could make a lot of holes before you die. Tell us what we want to know and we will turn you over to the police and you can take your chances with the Court. ” 012 proclaimed.
One could see the resistance of the killer crumbling as he contemplated his fate
Even while this was happening his fingerprints had uploaded to the Agency. They had determined him to be Phobus Thaw a one-time con man. They had seized and examined his personal bank account records. They even had a copy of his official portrait that was made for the Riverboat Company.
Finally faced with all that they knew about him and what they might do to him Thaw told them he was working for Hamlin Moneeee . I can prove it . I have his private number and if you remember he was in the room when I shot that traitor.
This was turning out to be 012’s Day.

The ten word challenge-The Gold Watch

As a token of appreciation for his years of service the Master of Ceremonies presented Detective Robert Roberts with a gold watch. Robert who had been reluctant to come to the dinner in his honor thanked the department for the kind gesture. He was not at all sure he deserved the watch given his humiliating performance on his last case. He had the crook ,whose dirty deeds were legendary, trapped in the crumbling old building. The shot he fired at him ricocheted off of two walls and hit the Police Chief in the butt. Shooting your own chief was sacrilege . You just didn’t do it.
When the dinner was over he left for the Northern Territory so that he could get there before the ice began to thaw and relax with some ice fishing. He fully intended to put the Chief’s behind behind him and start a new life.

The mini challenge-Condolences

Chief Henry Nokeys posed for his official portrait standing up since the bullet in his behind gave him unbearable pain when he sat down. When he had been shot in the shoulder and the bullet glanced off his shoulder bone it had hurt but nothing like this. He had one more thing he had to do before going to the hospital to get the bullet removed. He had to bring his condolences to Robert Roberts widow. Her husband, a great detective had died while ice fishing and was found frozen in the lake.
Hiring the man who made the accident happen had put a large dent in the Chief’s personal bank account but he couldn’t let somebody who shot him in the butt and caused him such pain walk away with a gold watch. Even as he knocked on the widow’s door he wondered what happened to that watch.

Of course the dragons were busy today you can see them HERE.


Anonymous said...

WOOT...sounds like Agent 012 indeed had a good day. I love the "we are simply going to fly you over Lake Michigan and drop you in. Nobody will ever know" Only Ageny 012 would say this. I'd sure like to know what kind of machine he used.

What a twist. The chief hiring a killer all because of s sore behind. LOL

Excellent use of the words Dr. John :)

Argent said...

The plot thickens! this is great reading and I loved the 2 linked stories and the artful twist at the end of the second one. Bravo!

Raven said...

Poor Robert Roberts. It's not like he shot the Chief on purpose! As always, I enjoyed Agent 012. Glad he is having one of his good days.

Richard said...

Agent 012 got his man, the retiring detective get's his gold watch and the captain get's revenge. Three great stories this week. Good work Dr. J.

SouthLakesMom said...

I, too, enjoyed Agent 012 -- now how is he going to catch up to Hamlin Moneee.

I love the Chief Roberts official photo being a standing one. Very funny. I wonder if he tucked his hand inside the lapel of his jacket to take on a Napoleonic air...

quilly said...

It's about time Agent 012 had a good day, but I did not that it's not over yet .....

And, when I got to this line: He fully intended to put the Chief’s behind behind him and start a new life. I thought I'd hit the nirvana of this post -- until I got to the last line. Dr. John, you still continue to amaze me! I wish I had just a bit of your imagination.

DawnTreader said...

I really liked the two linked stories! Good writing! :)

Stephen said...

I liked your stories. It's good that Agent 012's day is going well so far, though he may still have trouble getting the mastermind. The stories aboot the retiring detective and the wounded police chief were both funny, and I enjoyed reading them.

Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA