a date with paranoia

I was stuck in traffic, just a block from my office, with not a moment to spare.

Agents had been spotted. Was this tie-up just a ruse? They desperately wanted the key; the formula to turn hydrogen into potable water available through several delivery systems.

Even with the A/C at full blast, I felt feverish. Perhaps I should have accepted the escort.

Suddenly, a man, dressed like a beggar, slammed into my car. His lips were chapped, his skin sunburned. He looked shriveled, as if all the water had been sucked out of him.

No doubt an agent. I casually reached down. I could be getting money or a gun. I was retrieving a souvenir of my last encounter. A large heavy hard stone. Glass can be replaced; keys to hydrogen transformation not.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #38, December 8, 2014

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3 thoughts on “a date with paranoia

  1. summerstommy2 December 11, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    Great use of the wordle, I like how you included hydrogen, such a difficult word at times to use.

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