The facade of the government building was crumbling. The new President called it a disgrace. Too bad he was yet unfamiliar with intrigue.
He suggested an artist to do the work. Security failed to mention their concerns; They didn’t want to start off on the wrong foot.
New parapets were put in place. And then the decorative headpiece was added.
If you could get closer you would see one nostril conceals a camera watching everyone come and go. The support holding it up connects to the presidential office with a listening device. And one pupil expertly hides a transmitter.
Yes, Mercury is still a messenger.
As always, writers are encouraged to be as innovative as possible with the prompt and 100 word constraints.
Henry David Thoreau said it best.
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
THE CHALLENGE: Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.)
THE KEY: Make every word count.
This is one of the writing challenges I have enjoyed of the past couple of months. If you are interested in joining in, follow the link above and have fun.