#SwiftFicFriday – Week 84 Winner

#SwiftFicFriday – Week 84 Winner

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David A Ludwig (@DavidALudwig)  flew the highest this week and takes his sixth win!

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Caldwell Keller missed the moment the dim dive bar emptied around him. His first thought was that he was slipping. His rocks glass was getting low. Maybe the whole crowd had been Agency all along. He hadn’t been the only one drinking, but their sweet ass boss lady wouldn’t begrudge her agents a drink. Their work was hard.

Click. Click. Clink.

Think of the devil. Caldwell’s shadow peered around their corner table at the approaching pink-haired woman. Her purposeful heeled steps were punctuated by strikes of her gilded cane. The grey-haired drifter remained oriented on his glass. He was relieved Aphrodite didn’t bring her diemaco.

“I have a job for you.”

She stopped before Caldwell. He inclined his head to the chair across the table and downed the rest of his drink. Aphrodite sat and the bartender reappeared only long enough to deliver fresh rye on the rock for each of them. Definitely an agent.

“Always better than being the job.” Caldwell savored the aroma of his whiskey like it made any difference what he was drinking. “What is it this time?”

“Have you heard about the situation on the moon?”

The senior agent sipped her whiskey coolly. Caldwell raised his eyes to meet hers. There was no way she missed his shadow’s shudder.

“How could I have heard about something like that?”

The trick was not to blink. She opened by offering him a job. That meant the job was more important than digging into his business. Aphrodite relented.

“We’ll provide transportation to the target for you and whatever team you can assemble. You’ll each be paid your usual fee, plus a bonus to you for each team member you recruit.”

“Kill or capture?”

“I doubt even you can capture a god.”

“A god? Seriously?”

“Close enough.”

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