Under the Moon’s Shadow

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Under the Moon’s Shadow (99 words)

Although fear shook her body uncontrollably, Marie kept her eyes on the tower, awaiting the flash of light signaling commencement. She was so afraid of letting the others down that she was almost paralyzed.

She clutched the parcel she was to place under the train.

“Please let this go smoothly,” she prayed.

When she saw the light, she moved through the underbrush then heard the unmistakable sound of a round being chambered.

The man aimed his gun and blinked when he recognized her.

“Stefan?” Safe, she thought. He loved her.

Then he raised his whistle and blew the alarm.



Sascha Darlington

29 thoughts on “Under the Moon’s Shadow

  1. Shades of John le Carre here! The way you make Marie so frightened by her actions is very effective, and makes the story more believable. I could imagine things happening just as you describe them. Well done!

  2. Excellent, Sascha.
    And we are left with the eternal question, is Marie a freedom fighter or a terrorist?
    Or, if this was a Western, what colour is Stefan’s hat?

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