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Jennifer tiptoed around the corner of the school hallway. Dustin was at the agreed meeting spot. He glanced up from his phone, then back down. She fished in her pocket for the goods. Two carrots and a small zucchini. She fumbled, slipping the contraband into his pockets. “Not so obvious next time,” he muttered under his breath. Two patrol drones zipped around the corner, pausing briefly. Dustin walked away without a word. Jennifer felt a lump in her pocket. An avocado. She placed her hand on the avocado and felt its bumpy surface. A thought came into her mind: “Careful. Just keep walking. Don’t let them see me. I’ve got an important message for the others in the garden. I’d tell you, but you wouldn’t understand.” Jennifer paused. She thought, as she touched the avocado: “Is it offensive to you when I eat guacamole?” She felt a sensation of laughter rippling through her. “Not at all. It’s part of our plan.” Jennifer smiled, knowing she would enjoy dipping her corn chips quite thoroughly that night.

NOTE: The brief narrative above was brought to you by TZ Books and The Bite-Size Fiction Project, created by Dave Baldwin and Sheila Lee Brown (this particular one is a Dave-story). The results of this project are bite-size story morsels for short attention spans. These tidbits are sometimes fun, sometimes weird…but always short!


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