False Security

The button was installed under her desk too close to her knee.

She’d hit it accidentally before and everyone came running.

This time was different. He’d shown her his “vest.” If she hit the button, silent or not, they’d all be dead.

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  1. I like how you took the idea of “crying wolf” one step further by making it accidental. That really ratchets up the angst.

  2. I’m not sure if it was this post or the double espresso that got my heart racing. I’m the kind of girl who likes to play out scenarios in my head (If **** happens, I will *****), so thanks to you I’m likely to have a pretty unproductive day as I figure out how I’d deal with a guy in a vest… LOL

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      I had the first scenario happen once. Truly – if the vest guy ever came in and I hit the button, I was screwed.

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