The No-Entry Zone
It was eight in the morning. These people were crazy, thought Akim the guest scientist as he walked along with Nora his wife. Here was a top-notch secret nuclear research laboratory and there were no security guards. Just painted words to tell the world that it was a no-entry zone. Maybe they wanted to give no clue that the building was a top nuclear research center.
Perhaps they felt simplicity was the essence of security. Well, the last few days had been hectic. But Akim and Nora had fooled them all. No one had suspected them of being spies. They had laid their hands on the papers they wanted and passed it on to Jacko their contact in the embassy.
Suddenly Jacko stepped out of the entrance. At the same time, five policemen armed with revolvers covered them.
With a wicked grin on his face Jacko said, ‘Akim and Nora, you are arrested and charged with spying and stealing documents from our country. Anything you say may be used against you…’
‘But Jacko,’ stammered Akim…
Word Count: 175
Author’s Note: Written in response to the photo prompt provided by Yarnspinner for FFFAW hosted by Priceless Joy.
12 thoughts on “The No-Entry Zone”
Oh my gosh, y our story had some real twists and turns and that is hard to do with flash fiction. Great story!
Great story with an unexpected twist at the end.
short and crisp ! great twist !
Spy thriller. Good that spies are caught before nuclear secrets are stolen.
that was a thrilling take. well done jai
That was a good story with a nerve wrecking twist
Nice story. Glad the spies were caught. They devised a clever scheme with no entry board. Nice plot.
Ah! A spy fooled by another… Interesting take on the photo prompt
it's a real challenge to develop a character and write story. And when there's a word limit 0f 175 words, it becomes rather herculean task. I had to read it thrice to understand the twist 🙂 Great work Jai
Lovely story. It takes a lot of talent to write short stories with such small word limits. Great!
haha. I could never have guessed the story looking at the picture. Quite an engaging story in just 175 words. #LiveItYoungReads