Written for Mondays Finish The Story. A story about an attack and an unusual defense, begins after the photo.
Genre: Speculative Fiction/Political/Humor
The team headed toward the island not sure what they would find when they arrived. Fareeq scanned the beach with his binoculars from the boat. “Nothing,” he said. “Just birds and some feral cats.”
“As expected from naive Americans,” rumbled Bilal. The most zealous of the ISIS attack team.
Fareeq grinned. Their ‘dirty bombs’ would soon cripple America’s Manhattan Island.
Pulling his boat ashore Fikri said, “I don’t like the way that cat is staring at me.”
“It’s a stupid cat,” grated Fareeq. “Focus on being Allah’s right hand.”
The members scattered on the beach as planned. First Aswad stopped responding to radio, then Hasim and Dhakir. Fareeq was the last one to die, seeing only a grey blur before his throat tore away.
“That’s the 6th failed attack this month,” said President Warden. “Your BFCs are performing well.”
“Thank you, sir,” said Science Advisor Filippi.
“Seriously, I thought Bionic Feral Cats would never work for Coastal Defense, but you proved me wrong.”
Dirty Bomb: A potential terrorist attack might come from a standard explosive saturated with radioactive waste, which is easier to steal than a nuclear weapon. Exploded within a large metropolitan area, millions of people might become irradiated. Intelligence services are constantly on the lookout for such attacks.
Some of the Arabic names were chosen very carefully:
Fareeq means: lieutenant general
Bilal mean: the first convert
Fikri means: has thoughts
This is my first effort for a new writing challenge: “Mondays Finish The Story.” The opening line is: “The team headed toward the island not sure what they would find when they arrived.” The challenge is to finish the story in 100 – 150 words. I hope you enjoyed. Look for more stories here: http://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/mondays-finish-the-story-october-6th-2014/