Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Unexpected Allies

Victoria wetted her forepaw before swabbing at her swollen left eye. While her outward posture was submissive, inwardly her mind seethed. She had every reason to believe Gunther’s mandate to locate this damnable Janx being was based entirely on personal and not professional motivations. 

She silently cursed her craven co-workers for not having forewarned her that her failure to determine Janx whereabouts could be both physically and professionally…unfortunate. She’d been most distressed that, in addition to the unwarranted facial contusion, a reprimand had been posted to her Academy performance record.

Well, if her career could only be advanced through intrigue, betrayal and shamelessly self-serving acts, then so be it. Adjusting her holographic camouflage unit to appear humanoid, she slipped silently into the night. Oh, she would find this Janx and when she did, she would offer him any and all assistance he required to thwart Gunther’s nefarious schemes for revenge.

This story was written for the weekly Visual Dare flash fiction prompt: bruised. As a personal challenge, I have been stringing the prompts from week to week into an ongoing story. This marks the 17th such and previous installments may be found here.


  1. Well done...when I have time I'll be reading the others in this tale.

  2. Bahaha!! Janx finally gets an ally......I think? Love the transfer of the photo image to the cat in the story, and then to the "holograph." Now that you've pointed it out, she does have a very feline posture here....

  3. very cool take on the prompt. tightly penned, well written - a treat to read :)