Monday, April 30, 2012

Z is For Zilch

Here we are, the last day of the A to Z Challenge. Did you think we would make it? I'd like to thank everyone for stopping by everyday and making my challenge possible. So without further ado, here is the last word of the challenge...
We have zilch letters left! We're done! Congrats to everyone who finished.

Z- Zilch: zero, nothing
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Yesterday's sentence comes Lauren S again from and is: "Who is this?" said the voice.

"Agent Smith!" I yodeled. "Come and get me!"

Let's see what great sentences you can come up with to tie our story all together and finish it off. Remember here's what we have so far:

The alpha coefficient was too high; the risk too great. Losing my balance, I plummeted to the darkest recesses of the canyon. I had to release my tenuous grip on the briefcase, so I could pull my chute in my panic; it spilled classified papers all over the floor of the ravine when it exploded on impact. Struggling to free myself from the parachute, I cursed the debacle this mission had become. After finally getting the parachute to release me, I started to ponder over the enigma of where I was.      It seemed odd to think that only thirty hours ago I had been sitting in a Starbucks having coffee. But then that man with the formidable mustache had sat down next to me. He made me an offer and I'd run through the gamut of usual excuses, but to no avail. And actually, I couldn't pull off the hypocrisy of not wanting a million bucks. But I played it casual and said, "How ironic, you of all people would need my help.
     The safety of that coffee shop juxtaposed with the danger I was in now.
     "Ironic? No. You and I are practically kindred spirits and you need the money," he said, placing a briefcase on the table. I had to admit that he was right; and after all, money had been the first real love of my life. Until that monumental moment when I was forced to weigh what was really important. Since that time though, I'd been on the run nonstop. Always with the fear that some omnipotent being was watching me.   
     But I think it's time I palliate this fear and bite the bloody bullet, yeah? My Quixotic quest for understanding could wait until I was on a secluded beach somewhere, sipping run-filled fruity drinks brought to me by bronze bikini-clad beauties; right now I needed to get the Hell out of this canyon. And that's when I saw it, nestled in a crevice, a riant sight that would teleport me to the airship Hindenburg IX. Then a sinister feeling washed over me. They wouldn't let me on the ship without my papers. And they were currently being blow down the canyon. To hell with the papers I thought, harnessing my emotions and casting aside the timorous voice inside my head, all the while praying the flash drive still in my pocket would be enough to gain access to the airship.  After all, we were united in our goals. Or, at least, I was the means for them to achieve theirs.  I reached out for the crevice to grab hold of the walkie-talkie, but just then the wind filled my parachute and I began to be blown away. With a valiant effort I struggled to hold onto the branch that was keeping me in place.  With determination I untangled myself from the parachute and with wanderlust, grabbed the walkie-talkie.  It was like a xenium from the gods as I turned hit the button, said my name, and someone answered.

"Who is this?" said the voice.
"Agent Smith!" I yodeled. "Come and get me!"

Again, I just want to thank everyone for coming by and participating everyday. I couldn't have done it with out you! Tomorrow I'll post the whole story.



Chris Fries said...

Ummm.... I think I'm too frazzled from the A-to-Z. I got zilch....

But congratulations on making it to Z and for a fun evolving-story theme!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

This is so great!

You have to print it out and frame it! LOL.

Don't be a stranger!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

As for his response, I got zilch!

Elise Fallson said...

"Do you have the documents we need?" he asked.
"I've got zilch for documents, but I do have the flash drive..." and before I could finish my reply I was teleported into the airship.

(This was fun! I'm actually sorry it's over)

Tia Bach said...

What a fun A to Z exercise. I love how it turned out. I hope you enjoyed doing it as much as I enjoyed reading it. Looking forward to continuing to follow you in May and beyond!

Fairview said...

This has been really fun! Do it again next year!

"The walkie talkie dies before I can give my location, looks like no, nada, zero, zilch help is coming my way."