There once was a man named Joe. Joe was a friendly sort. He saw Christina at conferences and such and took an interest in her and her sister. When Christina told him her sister was going to Spain, he thought to himself, "My nephew was just in Spain! He can give her advice!"
Sweet man that he was, he emailed Christina's sister and put her in touch with his nephew. His nephew made some good suggestions, including going to San Sebastian, which she's looking forward to very much.
Then one day, Joe got a call from a secret government agency. They'd been monitoring his emails. They decided he was the perfect man for a mission they needed to send someone on.
Joe said, "But my family, my friends, what will I tell them?"
"Tell them you're serving your country, but no more!" they told him.
A day later he found himself in Morocco, looking for a man with a beard. There are lots of men with beards in Morocco. They might have pinned it down a bit, he thought. A man approached him one day, after he'd been wandering the streets saying hello to bearded men.
"Are you SoKohlMeAnything?" he asked.
"Yes, that is my codename," Joe replied. The bearded man handed him a package.
"Deliver this to your superiors immediately. I have to go, I'm being followed." Just then a shot rang out. The bearded man fell forward. Joe caught him and laid him on the ground. The man was dead. Joe grabbed a gun that was revealed when the man's robes fell aside. In one swift move he raised the gun, located the shooter, and fired three shots, all to the heart. Grabbing the package, Joe ran.
The next day, Joe delivered the package safely into the government's hands. The agency director thanked him personally, shaking his hand firmly.
"Joe, you have saved your country. You are a true hero."
Thanks for sponsoring me, Joe. You're a true hero!
I'm watching The Mummy now, with 4 hours of blogging to go. Just a few more short stories and I'll have thanked everyone. I'm starting to enjoy them nearly as much as the poetry. I'm definitely getting loopy, tho. They're only going to get stranger from here.
Posted by Alyssa at July 28, 2002 02:04 AM
I'm participating in the 24 Hour Blogathon for charity. I'm updating my site every 30 minutes for 24 hours. I'm getting loopy from sleep deprivation and heavily caffeinated. But I hope to make a lot of money for Global Fund for Women which supports women's human rights organizations around the world. Please sponsor me by clicking the Blogathon button below my pic on the left or by clicking this link and filling out the form. Thanks.