The Drop – Songxicun, China
The covert message had been decoded.
Friday 16:30: Songxicun, Water Pump.
She arrived early and the square was empty. It was difficult for her to blend in to the surroundings so she stepped into a doorway and waited.
Her contact was late. When he arrived, she watched him stop and light a cigarette. Drawing on it slowly and inhaling. He looked around and then dropped to tie his shoe. She watched him tuck something into the wooden box next to the water pump. He stood up, flicking the cigarette away, and left hurriedly.
Looking around she saw an old woman approaching the pump with two pails on a pole balanced across her shoulders. She waited patiently until it was clear.
Finally, the old woman left and the square was empty again. Quickly, with her heart pounding, she retrieved the small package from the box and disappeared from sight.
Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©
In response to What Pegman Saw – Photo Prompt – Songxicun, China
Can’t wait to know what’s in that package.
Ah! Maybe another installment in the works 🙂
Thanks for reading!
Thanks so much! I appreciate it 🙂
Mysterious and exciting. I can almost smell the intrigue.
Thanks so much Kelvin 🙂
I like your use of the old lady to slow down the action and build the tension! I’m not surprised her heart was pounding – a dead letter box is a pretty risky form of communication. Nicely done.
Thank you so much Penny. I appreciate it 🙂
A tantalising taste of the intrigue that could be woven into a longer story. 😊
Thanks John. I’ve read many spy stories in my day 🙂
So intriguing! Definitely a spy thriller. I could see it all with this vivid portrayal.
Thanks so much! I’m happy you liked it 🙂
Thanks so much 🙂 I’m happy you liked it
The photo you chose looks like the perfect spot for a drop. Nice little bit of intrigue. 😀
Thanks so much Rochelle 🙂
It’s an intro to a spy thriller. Great
It’s my favorite genre to read 🙂Thank you
That’s great 😃
That’s rather exciting.
Thank you! Yes, I’ve read a lot of spy novels in my day! 🙂