Across The Border

This is the first day, the first for many more lifetimes.  Today you will learn firsthand how human traffickers smuggler human beings across our borders, to be sold as slaves to the underworld.  We are going to take a little field trip, so pack your bags and we’ll be off.

Okay, ladies and gentlemen, we have now landed in Quebec, Canada.  I want everyone to hand over their passports.  You are going to learn not as an FBI Agent, but as a smuggler.  You are being paired with another classmate, and you are going to get yourselves safely over the border.  The first team that wins, gets first choice, for the field offices that you all are now coveting.

Wonderful!  Now here we are, stranded in Canada.  How are we going to sneak back across the border, when a passport is required to cross the border from Canada to the US?  

After giving this much thought, I will be an agent and you will be my prisoner.  We get to Customs, and I tell them I am an FBI Officer and you are under my custody.  I lost my ID when you struggled to break away from me and tried to get away.

Now I am nervous.  We are going to become criminals and be stuck in this country forever.  So the Customs officer just blew us off, told us to get out of his airport.  Plan failed.  Now it is time for a new plan, a better plan.  We have to get across the border!  I don’t want to have spent all these months in training, only to lose it like a common criminal. 

We are going to try to sneak over the border, in a less patrolled area, into Vermont, steal a car and drive back to New York.  So a friend of mine drives us up to an abandoned campground which run along the border.  We will simply cross during the night, through those woods, in a foot of snow, but we are going to get across.

Now it is dark, and safer to attempt to get across.  But slogging through all that snow, slows us down and we are freezing to death in this weather.  There is an empty cabin up apiece, and we can stay there, get warm and head home in the morning.

The plan has worked!  We actually got across the border from Canada to the US, illegally and without our passports.  But look!  There are many fellow classmates who have already gotten themselves across, without getting caught and ending up in jail until they could call and get someone from the FBI to come and get us.

This is still a success story.  We all graduate, on time, as a group, having been trained by many FBI Special Agents that are the best that the US has ever had.

This post was a story, written for the Taboo Word Challenge – 9/23/16


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The Queendom

Taboo Word  9/14/16

Once upon a time, there was an evil prince, and he found himself a princess.  Neither of them knew the other was sick, or just how sick they were.  They were together a year before they had a child.  The child was a girl, a princess, and now the woman was a queen.  She was a queen_mary_of_romania_3wicked queen.  They had another child.  The child was a boy, a prince, and now the man was a king.  He was wrong.  He thought he was still the king but the queen was a wicked, evil, queen and she ruled over the kingdom, and she ruled over the king as well.

So the queen and the king had another child.  The child was a boy, another prince, and the queen continued to rule of what was now the queendom.  The two princes both wanted to become the king some day, and they battled with each other, each attempting to be the better prince.  The queen continued ruling over the queendom, and the princess seemed to be pushed aside, forgotten.

So the king decided that his only resource was the princess.  He would take the princess around the queendom, showing her all the wonders that existed within the land.  There were trees and lakes, hills and valleys, and all that the princess saw overwhelmed her. 

But one cold night, the king crept into the bed of the princess, and he held her, touched her, told her how beautiful she was.  In the queendom, the princess was not well liked.  The two princes would fight with her all the times, and the other children in the land would pick fights with her as well.  This made the princess feel bad, and sometimes she would even cry.  She would cry at night when no one could hear her.  The king thought he was at least powerful to the princess, if not the queen, and that made him happy.

The king went to the princess many, many nights, and the princess became scared, especially at night.  The king started to hurt the child, because his sickness caused him to prey upon the little girls.  Having the princess right there in the palace made his visits very satisfying to him.  When he would leave her, the princess would become very angry any time the king came near her, and he did every time that every chance he got when the queen wasn’t around.

The queen was very evil and she treated the princess and the princes very badly.  She gave them very little to eat, and kept all the good things for herself.  She was angry with them and would treat them very roughly.

One by one, the souls of the princess and the princes became very dark.  They had learned from the queen and her lessons were very well absorbed by each of them.  None of them wanted to continue, and all wanted to flee the palace.  But there was nowhere to flee to.  One by one, as soon as they were old enough to make this a go on their own, they left the palace for good.

The king died from loneliness, and the queen ran off with another king.  The children of the king and queen, unfortunately became as evil as the queen, and took their anger out on every one in the kingdom, until one night, and group of princes crept upon them very quietly, and ended the misery they were causing, and the misery that lived within each of them.  Then once again there was a prince, and he waited, and waited to find a princess….



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The Man Took Me

Taboo Word 9/7/16

I don’t remember how it began,
It was so very long ago
This was the one certain man
That would not let me go

I was so little at the start
And so my memory fails
The man who had no heart
Prevented my tiny wails

No one heard me cry at night
No one knew my fears
My heart beat fast with so much fright
My face so wet from tears

The man who never let me show
How loudly beat my heart
No one was to ever know
My words, they would not start

The man is gone, for all time
Never again, will cause me pain
The memories now forever mine
I will never be the same

~ van ~

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