[ sə-GEY-shus ]
- Having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment.
- Wise or shrewd.
** Either a story beginning, a story ending, a piece of flash fiction, a poem—inspired by the word, sagacious, where does it take me? Where does it take you?
They were almost through, all the pieces falling perfectly in place—exactly as he planned. Ken fixed his eyes on Andy, nodding, giving the cue. Andy stepped up to the computer and began to type, his hands in black rubber gloves.
Ken checked his watch and looked around the quiet, empty room. Soon, Andy would be inside the system, and they’d leave with a cool fifty million dollars, spread across the eight accounts of the team.
This was his most elaborate heist to date, and by far, the biggest payout.
“I’m in,” Andy called over the sound of his rapidly moving fingers. His eyes remained on the screen.
“Good,” Ken answered, but for some reason, he didn’t feel good about it. Everything went perfectly, though, he argued with himself. Yet, something pulled at him, and surprising himself, he said, “Wait.”
Andy looked over, his head cocked to the side, fingers frozen. “What’s wrong, Ken?”
“I don’t know,” Ken said.
Andy looked at Ken, and Ken stared through Andy in deep thought. There was no reason to feel this way, but he couldn’t deny it either. If he listened to the pull, that would mean walking away from fifty million dollars and having to explain that decision to seven people, all who worked their butts off for him. If he was right, though…
“What do I do?” Andy said.
Ken looked at Andy, his mind made up…
Sorry for the cliffhanger here! But, I decided today’s word fit in perfectly with the next podcast story I’m going to be writing. I did a big brainstorm for it yesterday, and I thought it would be fun to write a portion of the opening scene right here on the spot.
We’ll see what remains, but in the opening scene, there will be a heist underway, and Ken, the main “heist-master,” will be in this very situation. A choice to make. Listen to his gut, or take the fifty million?
I know the choice he’ll make, and the consequence of that choice. Or, at least I think I do. I can always change my mind!
The next podcast story will be a heist story, and I can’t wait to start writing!
What do you think of Sagacious?
Will Ken take the money? Or follow his instinct?
Leave your thoughts, your own story beginning/ending, flash-fiction, or whatever in the comments! Where did sagacious or my story take you?
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