Holographic Deception #flashfiction #newcago #noir


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… and this is where the clues of my two friends have led me? A stronghold guarded by an elite host.

“Perhaps, the old guard has come to the rescue.”

I grapple with my thoughts  and my hope that someone can help me defeat the foes in Newcago

I focus on his handsome, stoic face. After a long, reflective moment, I realize he is but a holographic image- Another form of deception.

What lies behind the barricaded door?  Ah a portal, a portent of sorts. But where will it lead?

I instinctively know it’s neither safe to enter nor to turn away.

*****

What can you do in 100 words? Write a story? Surely not! Check out the creative mastery of the folks that write for Friday Fictioneers and our hostess Rochell Wisoff- Fields. The excellent photo prompt is by Managua Gunn.

NewCago is a noir, metropolitan area that is plagued with a string of perhaps para normal bad guys. Sam (a private detective) seems to be the only one who can stay alive long enough to protect the citizens. How long can his luck last???

Here’s a list of the previous stories (the clues were week 11 & 12)

Week 10 in Newcago Serial No Dial Tone

Week 9 in Newcago serial Gathering Bodies

Week 8 in Newcago serial No place to hide

Week 7 in Newcago serial They were Pink

Week 6 In Newcago Serial You poison filled wasps

Week 5 in Newcago Serial The Doom Cycle

Week 4 in Newcago Serial Helpless

Week 3 in Newcago Serial When the Lights Go On

week 2 in Newcago Serial  Can’t Kill The Thirst

Week 1 in Newcago Serial Secret Weapon

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Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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29 Comments

  1. A hologram! Oh, how cruel to raise his hopes and then, once again, dash them. Come to think of it, I guess there hasn’t been much raising, only extended dashing. Come on, Sam. It’s time to kick some Newcago butt! Go for it!

    janet

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  2. “it’s neither safe to enter nor to turn away.” such a perfect way to end this episode and leave us hanging. im excited as to where this will lead! ^^

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  3. A great addiiton to the Newcargo story, well written. As others have already said the last sentence is a perfect ending.

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