FFFC #44 — A Change of Plans


Professor Gidding strode purposefully towards the rendezvous spot. The thick fog made seeing difficult but the tire trail left by heavy dew made finding it easy. The professor carried an attache case with the detailed schematics to build a neutron death device that could annihilate a 5-mile square radius – or at least that’s what he told them. Agents of evil planned on mass-producing the device and eliminating 95% of the US population on Valentines Day 2021.

Professor Gidding slid in easily on the leather back seat of the limousine.

Do you have my money?”

But of course, Professor. And do you have my schematics?”

The professor opened his attache case, quickly pulled out the revolver holding the hollow-point bullets and put one between the enemy’s eyes.

There’s been a change of plans.”

The professor’s quick reflexes combined with superior firearm workmanship made short work of the henchmen. He grabbed the now-empty attache case and duffel bag with the cash and quickly retraced his footprints, still intact in the grass.




Fandango is the host of Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.  Fandango says:
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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Fandango says:

    Good for Professor Gidding!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Death would have been instantaneous if that neutron death device did explode.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      I know. It kills all life but leaves buildings and other things intact.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. memadtwo says:

    Both brave and lucky. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. badfinger20 says:

    Take the money and run as S Miller would say.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sadje says:

    This could be the beginning of a spy thriller. Good one Li.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        A pleasure Li

        Liked by 1 person

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