Simply Saying

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


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Submitted: December 24, 2017

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"Let me get this straight. You want me to do what?" I asked.

Carlo was sitting behind his desk. In this line of work, Carlo was the boss. A short compact looking man with curly brown hair. Truthfully he reminded me of Norman Mailer with James Caan's temper. Any job he sent me on, I managed to pull it off pretty successfully. But this job was different. In fact it was pretty risky.

"It's quite simple. Your gonna break into the office of Maruro Raymodo and take his files from the safe. Then your gonna download everything off his computer and put it on a drive. Lots of money riding on this job, Mikey. Solo job, we could put another person." Carlo said.

I took a sip of my whiskey flask. I didn't do computers. I prefered my target with a clear visual. Makes planning easier and execution of the job more simplistic. In this line of work, simple is safer.

Carlo didn't believe that. He came up with some high risk capers. He had a network of a crew to call on. But with me, he had some rather specific jobs. Not really kid stuff, but easy for an old guy like me.

"Look Mike, you and I been together for years. You even did a stint for me and the crew. I can't even begin to thank you for it. However, this is some business that you need to handle." Carlo said.

"How much is this worth?" I asked.

Carlo opened his desk drawer. He handed me an envelope. I opened it. I looked up and raised an eyebrow.

"When does this need to be done?" I asked.

"Friday. Everything you need to know is in envelope. Oh and one more thing." Carlo said

I got up and headed for the door. I turned to look at Carlo.

"You fail or don't do the job, you cease to exist." Carlo said.

I gave him a thumbs up. Always the best option. Keeps it simple.


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