An Evening in Covid-ville

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

Things aren't always what they seem to be in Covid-ville, fun is the game and sometimes the game seems like work.

Under the cover of darkness, two units of a highly skilled surveillance team are hard at work. The first unit, Eyes-on, is following their appointed target.

The second unit is in the area of the suspected target zone.

And the only sound within either unit is the minute sound of their specialized radios; Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt.

 

After a time, the silence is broken by voice; "Papa Bear, this is Eyes-on! Do you copy?"

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt

"Papa Bear, this is Eyes-on! Do you copy?"

Zzzzzzzzzz. ...

 

"Eyes-on, this is Papa Bear, over!"

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt

 

"Papa Bear, this is Eyes-on! We have a visual on our suspect. He is entering the disputed zone! What are your instructions?"

Zzzzzzzzzz. ...

 

"Eyes-on, this is Papa Bear! Maintain visual, but DO NOT approach! Do you copy? DO NOT APPROACH!!!"

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt

 

"Copy that, Papa Bear! We will maintain visual, --- over!"

Zzzzzzzzzz. ...

 

Some time passes, --- then the silence is broken by the sweeper team, Vanish, "Papa Bear, this is the Vanish Team! Do you copy?"

Zzzzzzzzzz. ...

 

"This is Papa Bear, and I copy! What is your 10-20? I repeat, What is your 10-20?"

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt

 

""Papa Bear, this is the Vanish Team! We are 3 Clicks from the supposed drop zone, and approaching from the west. Do you copy?"

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt

 

"Vanish, this is Papa Bear. You should have a visual on the possible drop at any minute. Report back as soon as you have a visual."

Zzzzzzzzzz. ...

 

Papa Bear, this is the Vanish unit! Copy that!"

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt

 

{More time passes.}

 

Papa Bear, Papa Bear, Red Alert! --- I repeat, Red Alert!

The suspect has made the drop but our team has not had time to sweep the area! Repeat! We have not had time to sweep the area!"

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt

 

"To all units, this is Papa Bear. I need a status report! --- Repeat, I need a status report!"

Zzzzzzzzzz. ...

 

"Papa Bear, this is Eyes-on! We have a visual and perimeter lights have been activated. We repeat, there is lights and movement in the building, and the perimeter lights have been activated!"

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt

 

"To all units, this is Papa Bear! Abandon drop zone and discontinue suspect surveillance. I repeat, Abandon drop zone and discontinue suspect surveillance, --- return to base. Do you copy? Return to base!

We cannot afford any chance of suspicion to be cast in our direction! --- Abandon mission and return to base!!!"

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt

 

Papa Bear, this is the Vanish unit! Copy that!"

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt

 

"Papa Bear, this is Eyes-on!--- Copy that!"

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt

 

And so it is, for the first time this month the two crack teams have failed in their mission.

It seems that Mrs. Murphy will find a pile of Great Dane Dog-Poop dead center of her award winning front lawn.

 

Thanks to Covid 19, the ordinary after dinner dog-walk has morphed into a game that this military family can enjoy.

 

 

JE Falcon

11-24-2020


Submitted: November 24, 2020

© Copyright 2021 JE Falcon aka JEF. All rights reserved.

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LE. Berry

Does capture the 2020 moment JE. Enjoyable piece.

Tue, November 24th, 2020 10:51pm

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Thanks, needs work.

Tue, November 24th, 2020 3:32pm

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