100-Word Challenge For Grownups – Week 175 – False Security

BARBED WIRE BORDER CROSSING - dark gray“But shall we close the borders?” one congressman asked another.

“Why bother? It’s a joke to close them without securing them.”

Even as they spoke on the capitol steps, at the southernmost border of the country a knife blade flashed in the moonlight, but the guard was facing the other direction. He hadn’t heard the whisper of five men crawling through the tall grasses – nor the few snaps of wire cutters. So he wasn’t prepared for the strong arm that pulled his head back, exposing his throat.

In seconds, his life was soaking into the ground from the perfectly executed wound.

And five more Mexicans congratulated themselves on having taken up residence in the United States.


Visit this week’s challenge from Julia to participate with your own 100-word story.




3 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge For Grownups – Week 175 – False Security

    1. Thanks for that feedback, Gilly. It’s good to know it did what it was supposed to do. It’s actually a scene from the first chapter of a novel I’m working on, but it fit the challenge so well, I adjusted it a tad to shorten it for use here.

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