Flashes of Sanity #68: Organize for Mayhem

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Today’s entry: Organize for Mayhem

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Three men and two women stood around a table. They were closing in on their main goal, they knew it. But for now they had to stay patient.

“Just follow the plan,” George said. His flaring eyes scanned the others. “We only need one mistake to collapse all we have done.”

The others nodded. Stella, Barbro, Sune and Ronny. George couldn’t believe they had put their plan this far.

“The riot is moving uphill,” Barbro said. “I think we are closing in on operation Q.”

Sune put a finger on the papers in front of them. “I agree. The anger is reaching the right levels.”

“Great.” George scratched his red horns. “Let’s refresh the plan for operation Q.”

It had began as an annoyed after work discussions at the bar with the work team. We should show them who really are in control, they always said that. No one acted upon it. Except for the five.

The five had even grander plans.

Then hell upgraded it systems to automatic machines and everyone was without work. That was an igniting spark if anything.

“We have already put some armed people in the center of action,” Stella said. “They are waiting on the signal to use them, and to give them to some really unstable rioters.”

“Great.”

“We have an uniformed man in place,” Stella continued. “He is ready to warn the others.

“Is he also armed?”

“Yes.“

“Is he fully aware of his fate?”

“They all are,” Stella picked up files on all their moles among the rioters. “They want what we want. They know there is a high risk for lethal outcome.”

“And they know where to stand when it all culminates?”

“They know exactly which tiny rock their hooves should balance on.”

“Are everyone ready for the next phase?”

Nervous looks exchanged between the members of the group. Then they all nodded.

“Wonderful,” George poured up brown liquor in five glasses.

“For phase two,” he said and raised his glass.

The four in front of him raised their glasses. “For phase two.”

Three men and two women stood around a table. They were closing in on their main goal, they knew it. But for now they had to stay patient.

“Just follow the plan,” George said. His flaring eyes scanned the others. “We only need one mistake to collapse all we have done.”

The others nodded. Stella, Barbro, Sune and Ronny. George couldn’t believe they had put their plan this far.

“The riot is moving uphill,” Barbro said. “I think we are closing in on operation Q.”

Sune put a finger on the papers in front of them. “I agree. The anger is reaching the right levels.”

“Great.” George scratched his red horns. “Let’s refresh the plan for operation Q.”

It had began as an annoyed after work discussions at the bar with the work team. We should show them who really are in control, they always said that. No one acted upon it. Except for the five.

The five had even grander plans.

Then hell upgraded it systems to automatic machines and everyone was without work. That was an igniting spark if anything.

“We have already put some armed people in the center of action,” Stella said. “They are waiting on the signal to use them, and to give them to some really unstable rioters.”

“Great.”

“We have an uniformed man in place,” Stella continued. “He is ready to warn the others.

“Is he also armed?”

“Yes.“

“Is he fully aware of his fate?”

“They all are,” Stella picked up files on all their moles among the rioters. “They want what we want. They know there is a high risk for lethal outcome.”

“And they know where to stand when it all culminates?”

“They know exactly which tiny rock their hooves should balance on.”

“Are everyone ready for the next phase?”

Nervous looks exchanged between the members of the group. Then they all nodded.

“Wonderful,” George poured up brown liquor in five glasses.

“For phase two,” he said and raised his glass.

The four in front of him raised their glasses. “For phase two.”

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