100-Word Challenge, Day 002


Français : Chignon avec baguettes

Aldric scowled at the video screen imbedded in the dash of his car as the soft jingle of bells signaled an incoming call. He tapped the touch-screen and said, “Aldric speaking. Make it fast.”

The face of his lead assistant, Margaret Vo, popped onto his screen. Worry creased her brow, but her hair was still held tight in her trademark bun, so things must not have gone all that wrong yet. “Doctor, we’re reaching the point of no return. How much longer will you be?” She was a capable assistant, and a voracious lover, but Aldric was growing tired of her. The university would be farming out interns in a couple of weeks. He would have to let Margaret go before then.

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