Dropping her line into Fool’s Lake, she patiently waited for something to bite. It took but a moment.
She pulled hard on the pole….
She pulled harder…
She pulled really hard…
…and a Russian nuclear submarine surfaced.
Weight training class is getting results, mused Hannah.
The captain called from the conning tower in Russian. “Excuse me! We’ve had a navigation error. Is this Baltiysk Naval base?”
The Russian navy base?
“Nyet,” she replied. Luckily, she was taking Russian in college. “This is Sweden!”
“Chyort!” The Russian gathered himself. “Sorry! Please don’t tell anyone, okay?”
Hannah crossed her fingers, “Not a word.”
The captain disappeared back into the sub.
She took pictures as the top-secret AS-12 dived. Swedish Intelligence had handed out cameras ever since Russian subs appeared in Swedish waters, and western analysts had wanted pics of this submarine for years. Now they would have them.
Hannah grinned and accessed her email.
College tuition? Paid!
There’s lots of background for this story.
Russian Sub in Swedish waters:
Still looking for confirmation… http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29722500
Info on the Russian AS-12
Chyort! = “Damn it!”
Spacebo = “Thank you.”
Every Monday, it’s time to finish the story. Each week, we get a photo prompt, and an opening sentence. This week, the sentence was, “Dropping her line into Fool’s Lake, she patiently waited for something to bite.” Look here for more stories based upon this week’s prompts: https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/214/