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Utterly

March 13, 2013

Trifecta, Week 68, Time: 3a : an appointed, fixed, or customary moment or hour for something to happen, begin, or end b : an opportune or suitable moment โ€”often used in the phrase about time

Marva was dressed, stood at the ready. She knew it could be any moment now. The time passed slowly but her heart raced fast. This would be her first run out. Beeeep! Marva jumped. Oh, she thought, radio. Ok, I can do this. She pushed the button on the radio, “Yeah, Marva here.”

“It’s time! Out!” said the voice on the other end.

Marva bolted out the front door and, without bothering to close and lock it, ran to her vehicle. Keys were already in, so off she went. Driving fast in her neighborhood was a challenge, what with all the speed bumps and people wandering around like lost sheep. She pulled into the suspect’s driveway. Four other unmarked vehicles were already there.

She joined the crew discussing strategy and unholstered her gun. She received her orders. To the back of the house. Suspect was armed. She and another officer moved to the back of the house and slowly climbed to the porch, Marva following. Her mate shouted, “FBI!” and smashed the locked door. They entered and slowly made their way to the living room.

“SURPRISE, Marva! Happy Birthday!”

Marva was utterly surprised as her birthday was in three months. But she’d take it.

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. March 13, 2013 6:03 pm

    Boy, that really is one heck of a surprise! Good thing nobody got shot.

  2. March 13, 2013 10:14 pm

    Haha…I was expected some kind of shootout or hostage situation. The birthday party was a fun twist ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. March 13, 2013 10:14 pm

    Hmm… A surprise birthday party thrown three months before the birthday…. It doesn’t get much surprisier than that! (Yes, of course “suprisier” is a word…)

    Nicely written. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. March 13, 2013 11:57 pm

    Good thing she didn’t start shooting!

  5. March 14, 2013 6:50 am

    Oh, the tricky situation of combining surprise parties with firearms. ๐Ÿ™‚ This was great.

  6. Draug419 permalink
    March 14, 2013 7:39 am

    That was an elaborate set up lol And three months early! Did they really forget her birthday or were they going for a total surprise? (:

  7. March 15, 2013 4:01 am

    Quite the surprise. Glad her finger didn’t twitch.

  8. March 15, 2013 10:12 am

    Nice take. I was expecting this to end badly and I’m glad it didn’t!

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