Seafood Delivery

Photo by: Sonya

Vickers recognized his old nemesis immediately. The old spy stood on a dock at the Turkish port of Mersin. He approached the Russian.

Yevenkov turned suddenly. “Vickers! So good to see you.”

“Good to see you, Ilya,” said Vickers. “Seems the game is on again.”

“Da. Old Cold War replaced by new one.”

“Your presence here is no accident, I presume.”

“Da.” He looked up at the yellow-painted container ship. “We know supplies for Syrian rebels are aboard. Supplies will never arrive.”

Vickers grimaced. “We’ve spent years training a dolphin. Gaucho can stop any underwater threat.”

“Sorry you Americans wasted years, tovarisch.” Yevenkov shook his head sadly. “Our biologists spent mere hours installing controller chips in Mako Sharks. Four of them will shortly destroy ship with underwater mines, and eat your dolphin.”

“Doubt it,” said Vickers. He whistled a tune. Gaucho the dolphin stuck his head above water and chittered.

“He survived so far?” amazed Yevenkov. “What did he say?”

“He says thanks for delivering the sharks. They were really tasty.”
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Author’s notes:

Tovarisch means “friend” in Russian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tovarishch
Mako Sharks are fastest swimming sharks in the world: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortfin_mako_shark#Behavior
Port of Mersin in Turkey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Mersin
Russia is a long-time ally of Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad. Since the Syrian revolution began in 2011, it is estimated that Assad’s forces have killed over 109,000 civlians: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/100000-civilians-killed-assad-forces-2011-report-590203858
Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_involvement_in_the_Syrian_Civil_War

Written for the weekly Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers writing challenge. Look for other authors’ stories right here: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/fffaw-week-of-10-13-2015/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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15 Responses to Seafood Delivery

  1. List of X says:

    Except Russians now have four controllers inside Gaucho, which can’t be good…

    Liked by 3 people

  2. joetwo says:

    Cool story. The thoughtful russians fed the dolphins.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hahaha! I love it! A superhero dolphin. I love dolphins so I think it is great. I love how it showed Yevenkov that Americans can train a top notch Dolphin that can outdo Russian sharks! haha! Also, I love the name Gaucho, it almost sounds like “Got cha.” LOL!

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  4. Lyn says:

    Gaucho you rock! Let’s hope the poor little chap doesn’t end up with indigestion. Mind you, he could always shoot the chips out at Yevenkov through his breathing hole 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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