Saturday, September 19, 2009

Raven's Challenge 81

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: dangerous, engine, sullenly, bespoke, evergreen, bauble, medicine, freight, destined, tinsel

And for the mini: carbon, feelers, outright, ballet, fizzing

The Mega Challenge as
The Ongoing Adventures of Agent 012

Agent 012 felt important in his new bespoke suit and fancy New York office . He was playing the part of a CEO of a new company that was manufacturing an engine that ran on evergreen needles but produced no carbon dioxide emissions. According to the company brochure the engine was destined outright to replace gas engines, the source of dangerous C02.
It was not all wonderful, however, as part of his cover last night Agent 012 had to go to the Tinsel Town Ballet and hated every minute of it. Afterward he took the usual fizzing medicine for his headache but it didn’t live up to its slogan “ Pop Pop Fizz Fizz Oh what a relief it is”. This morning he still had a headache as he read the E-mail from Jeffery Feelers who was asking for a prototype of the new engine to be sent to him by freight. This would be difficult since the engine didn’t exist.
Across town a man commented sullenly to himself and played with the baubles on his wrist bracelet, one for each CEO he had killed. He was planning his next killing and the target was Agent 012.
Could this be the end of Agent 012?
Will this be his last horrible day?

The ten word challenge- The Accident

Sullenly Carlo Bespoke prepared to go into court. His lawyer told him to lighten up, smile at the judge and stick to his story that hitting the prize evergreen was an accident. He was sorry the neighbor was so upset he needed expensive medicine to calm down. He had offered to pay for the tree and the freight to have a new one shipped in. He knew that the tree was destined to be the center of the neighbor’s Christmas yard display and would have been covered by baubles and tinsel. He felt really bad about that, but his engine had been damaged as well and the repairs were expensive.
His neighbor said that Carlo was a dangerous man and should be punished to the full extent of the law.
The judge ordered Carlo to pay restitution and court costs but felt he was repentant and truly sorry so that was punishment enough.
Carlo fingered the baubles on his wrist bracelet and thanked the judge.

The mini challenge-CEO Killer

Last night he had gone to the ballet. It was a superb blending of traditional ballet and today’s science fiction. He loved the fizzing noises in the background as they added so much to the futuristic feeling. When those alien feelers dropped from above he knew it was outright perfect. But he had to remember that it was not the ballet but his latest target he had gone to watch. If this CEO was to become one of his baubles then he needed to know all that he could about him. Then he would decided how to kill him. He could put carbon monoxide in the ventilation system. That was quick and easy but no fun at all. He really liked to see them die.
If he didn’t have to go to court earlier today the job might already be done. There , of course, was no rush as he only had to please himself. He quit being a killer for hire years ago.
He just hated CEOs. He was doing the world a favor by getting rid of them.
He made his living now as a lawyer defending idiots like that Carlos fellow who had deliberately smashed his neighbor’s prize tree.

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


Anonymous said...

ACK... not the end of Agent 012...oh please no!!!!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Somehow I have a feeling 012 will survive

Reston Friends! said...

Ooohhh wheels within wheels and CEO's within lawyers within bad guys...poor Agent 012. He could never outthink this crew!

Argent said...

Agent 012's life looks like it's about to get interesting (in the sense of the old chinese proverb/curse kind of way). I wish someone could come up with an engine like that. You've built up some real suspense again! Can't wait to see how this plays out!

Raven said...

Well, I sure hope Agent 012 doesn't actually meet his end. I enjoyed the connect 012 stories, each solid in it's own right. Do watch over my buddy 012, though, please.

Stephen said...

If Agent 012 does survive, he's going to have to come up with an engine that does not exist, so it's definitely not a good day. However, he's not really a CEO, so if he is killed the killer might be horribly disappointed, and not be able to add a bauble to his bracelet after all. I hope Agent 012 survives, though. I liked all three stories.

Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

CJ said...

Great job with all three related stories. I love your Agent 012 series.

DawnTreader said...

Tricky situation for 012... Hope he survives!