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The Raven's Ruse: A Dance of Shadows and Deception

An Intricate Game of Cat and Mouse in the Heart of London

By John PorfyPublished 6 months ago 1 min read
The Raven's Ruse: A Dance of Shadows and Deception
Photo by Vaibhav Nagare on Unsplash

In the heart of London, the infamous thief, Raven, eyed the Crown Jewels. The Tower's guards were formidable, but Raven was a master of shadows. Tonight, the jewels would be his. Under the cloak of darkness, he slipped past the guards, a whisper in the wind. The jewels gleamed, untouched for centuries. Raven's gloved hand reached out, but paused. A faint hum filled the air. A laser grid. Raven smirked. He pulled out a compact mirror, angling it to reflect the lasers. One by one, they flickered off. The path was clear. He reached out again, this time his fingers met cold metal. The jewels were his.

Suddenly, alarms blared. Red lights flashed. Raven's heart pounded. He'd been careful, too careful. He turned to escape, but guards flooded the room.

"Got you," a voice echoed. From the shadows, a figure emerged. Detective Hawk, his relentless pursuer.

Raven's smirk returned. "You think so?" He tossed something into the air. A smoke bomb. In the ensuing chaos, he vanished.

Hawk coughed, waving away the smoke. The jewels were still there, untouched. A note lay beside them. "Better luck next time, Hawk.

Raven had stolen nothing but the night.

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John Porfy

With a focus on topics such as personal development, mental health, sustainability, and social justice, my articles on Vocal seek to create a safe space for readers to explore new ideas and challenge the status quo.

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  • Patti Marrs Magill6 months ago

    You did a great job of painting your picture. I especially liked the line, '..a whisper in the wind'.

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