Even tho I missed the boat for this contest by Rachel Morgan that Ellie squeaked into - darn time difference - I wanted to put up a tension teaser anyway. You had to post a tense 300 word scene from a WIP. My techno thriller, Pop Travel, is loaded w/em, it's a thriller! Here is the part where MC Cooper and tagalong undercover agent, Geri, meet the Creator of pop travel...
YES!!! Hasan rejoiced in his head at the sound. He kept a straight face, pretending nothing had happened. He casually stretched and got up off the couch. He went over to a camera and spoke to it, “I’m going to sit in the stairwell. I hate being watched.” Hasan did this frequently when he wanted a break from his work. He despised being spied on.
He went to the door and walked out. He put a finger to his lips to keep Cooper and Geri quiet until the door shut.
When it latched, he raised his hands. “Welcome! My friends! You’ve come to save me, right?” he announced and hugged them both.
“Save you?” Cooper questioned.
“Don’t you want to know who we are?” Geri asked.
“That’s not important now. Just get me out of here. We don’t have much time!” he said and dashed to the bottom of the stairs.
“Wait! We aren’t here to rescue you. I came to talk to you about pop travel,” Cooper tried to explain as they took their hesitant time descending after him.
“Why do you need to be rescued?” Geri asked.
“Look. I’ll explain everything when we are safely away from here. So if you want to talk to me, you’ll have to help me escape. I hope you have a getaway plan because Keener and Vincent are in your secret tunnel.”
Hasan and Geri both looked expectantly at Cooper.
“I’ve been winging it for days now. I’m open to suggestions. How about the back door?”
“It’s under surveillance. But it will have to do. We need to get to the transport house,” Hasan told them. He had a couple of ideas. He had been planning multiple ways to escape for the past year.
“What about the laser fencing?” Cooper asked.
(after reading it again, I can see a few minor things I want to edit when I get to it...always room for improvement!)