First Lines, 11/25/18
First lines of the political thriller I lacked the motivation to write today:
"One by one, the senators emerged from the SCIF, silently and seriously making their way down the halls of the Capitol building and out the front doors with a sense of urgency — an unmistakable conviction.
None stopped to speak with the accumulating hordes of reporters that had filled the Senate Reception Room and lined the Capitol steps.
From the backseat of a cab, the acting senator from Arizona called his secretary and ordered her to get him a car. He needed to get out of the city.
Talking heads on cable news networks were clearly confused by what was happening, confounded and irritated by the tight-lipped politicians — leading some to speculate dangerously about the nature of the threat."
— Damien Willis
November 25, 2018