Julia’s 100-Word Challenge this week is the prompt:  “… but it was there just a moment ago …”

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HEROINE

“But it was there just a moment ago,” Sonya insisted.

Gregor’s face distorted with anger and fear.

“I put it on your desk exactly as you instructed,” she said. “Honestly!”

“This office was locked, Sonya. Except for you, no one had entrance.”

Sonya circled the room, looking under furniture, rummaging file drawers, dumping wastebaskets. “Give me time; I’ll find it!”

He grabbed her by the throat. “To whom have you betrayed me?”

She stalled for time. In another hour, Interpol would have the information they needed to bring down this tyrant’s regime. Even if she had to die, it thrilled her to know she had made it all possible.

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