Photo Fiction: September 29th 2013

29 Sep

Photo Fiction: September 29th 2013

27 09 September 29th 2013

The message received by authorities warned of a suicide bomber at the embassy. The bomb is set to go off at three, the caller warned.

Local police and special services converge on the scene with lights flashing and sirens blaring.

In front of the building a group of about one hundred protesters wave signs and chant the innocent are not collateral damage. They stop in their tracks and stare at the arriving vehicles.

Captain Tom Richardson quickly scans the crowd. There is not a moment to lose, the clock showing mere seconds to go. He signals to his men who rush toward a woman standing near the center, her head covered by a hijab. The men throw her hard to the ground.

The last thing the captain ever sees in this life is the smile of the sweet old lady who comes to stand next to him a mere instant before her handbag explodes, drowning out the chiming of the clock.


7 Responses to “Photo Fiction: September 29th 2013”

  1. Al September 29, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    Just because someone wears a hijab, does not make her a terrorist. Great story.

    • RoSy October 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

      Exactly – I like that message too.

      • Al October 2, 2013 at 1:20 pm #


  2. Steve Lakey September 29, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    Love the twist! I didn’t see it coming either.

  3. nightlake September 30, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    Reminds one of the Rajiv Gandhi assasination in India (He was a former Prime Minister)..but in that case, it was a sweet young lady…

  4. EagleAye October 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    A clever misdirect on the part of the bombers. I imagine things like this have been tried already. Very suspenseful. I liked this a lot!

  5. RoSy October 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    The one that was least suspected…

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