(Author’s note: Job hunting time is happening, which means that my current amount of blogging/storywriting will probably be what I get to. In Korea, if you’re an average teaching schlub, you have to renew your contract year after year. So, I am on the hunt for a new teaching job that gets me closer to Seoul. Otherwise, enjoy this piece that just popped into mind.)
I Will Get To You
by Miles H. Rost
“Do you remember the drill?”
Captain Paul Jacobson of the 27th Precinct grumbled at his makeshift partner, Captain Brock Kaplan of the NYPD Harbor Division.
“Get onto Government Island, get the girl, get out, no shots.”
“Do you remember what else you’re supposed to do?”
“Do you think this is my first rodeo, Kaplan?” Jacobson said, glaring hatefully.
Kaplan sighed as he gradually slowed the speedboat down. The plainclothes of the duo were covered in sea mist.
“This is my niece we’re talking about. And we’re not authorized.”
Jacobson looked down, shaking his head. Remembering his little Lisa, he steeled himself for the fight.
Good story, Miles, lots left unsaid.
The start of a longer tale, perhaps? Well done.
Very good. The dialogue really captures all the nuances well. I am an NCIS fan and I could see this sitting into one of their episodes, which is a compliment. It’s incredible how much people put on the line for love and family.
Good luck with the job hunt.
Good tense thriller. Nicely done
I hope he makes it in and out safely with the girl.
I can see this developing into something longer.
I agree with FabricatingFiction this reads as a great beginning of a novel.