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Operation Change The World (Ghayara Al Kalam) | Chap 2 Pt 1

Updated on January 13, 2011
Dusty - 50 Cal
Dusty - 50 Cal

11 November 2012 – Somewhere in Arizona, USA. Dusty (also known as 50 Caliber) was sitting at the table in his barn ‘shed’ cleaning one of the weapons Bones and his crew had issued him a couple years ago when they came by and ‘enlisted’ him in a clandestine operation here in the US. The weapon was a modified Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle, which he had fired during a mission two nights ago. He was still surprised at the balance of such a heavy-duty rifle, even when the silencer and flash suppressor was mounted. His thoughts began to wander in speculation of what it must be like to be on the business end of this thing, what is the last thing the target would see just before impact… When his ‘Bones phone’ rang.

He pushed the button and Answered “Gunny, blue” (blue was the safe and alone code)

“Fifty, Bones here, are you near a TV?”

“Affirmative” Dusty replied.

“Turn it to a news channel and call me back when POTUS is done.” Jim ‘Bones’ Preston hung up.

Dusty held the phone out away from his face and said, “And a Howdy Doody to you too Asshole!” He set the phone down and picked up the remote sitting at the end of the table and turned the TV on that is mounted up in the corner just under the roof and next to the cabinet where he kept his jugs of homemade ‘Hooch Juice Shine’.

It was already set to Fox News and Megan Kelly was on the air saying “We are expecting the President at any minute, The White House has not released any advanced text but has stated the President will comment on the election results, and the emergency quarantine of both Chicago and Seattle…”

Dusty thought What the hell? Chicago? Seattle? Damn, Some of that crap did get through. Dusty had voted absentee since he had been on his mission since Oct 20th, He hadn’t yet heard what the result was, and just as he wondered the bottom headline on the TV flashed “President Elect Gov Nikki Haley (R) would comment following the President’s address to the Nation”. Dusty got up from the table and moved to the hooch cabinet and pulled down the blue jug, thinking “Time for the Good Stuff.” As he was pouring a four finger shot in an old chipped blue ceramic and metal camping coffee cup he heard Megan say “and now here is the President of the United States.”

When Dusty saw the Presidents face on the TV his stomach tightened up with a pre combat tension, some less familiar with the feeling would call fear, but was really the gut feeling that everything was a bout to change, and not for the better. “Damn!”…. (to be continued)

This story is fiction, and is a product of my imagination. While real names and government agencies are used for both historical, and plot purposes, I am solely responsible for it's content and any resemblance to real individuals or governments is coincidental. Copyright Jan 2011 all rights reserved.


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    • Granny's House profile image

      Granny's House 

      7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Fantastic and since my bud Dusty is the main character, I will be sure to follow. Great hub

      On to the next

      peace, Tina

      voted up

    • Poohgranma profile image


      7 years ago from On the edge

      I've been meaning to check out your writing, seeing your comments on Leon's hubs and you caught my attention too with Dusty's name. I'll have to follow you now to see what you have in mind for my buddy. :) Good stuff so far!

    • dallas93444 profile image

      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Thumbs up and useful! Thanks.

    • GusTheRedneck profile image

      Gustave Kilthau 

      8 years ago from USA

      Big John (HammerJammer) - You are a great cook, great bottle washer, and a great friend to all of us here in Hubberland. Now you prove that you are also a great story teller. "50" simply has to be a great work of (for) fiction. You surely do know how to pick 'em !

      Gus :-)))

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thanks for the comments all!

      Dusty - Will do soon!

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      If any voice of our US government speaks - you might as well take a drink, a snort, a trip, a crap...

    • eovery profile image


      8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      I usually am not into this much, but you caught my eye.

      Keep on hubbing!

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      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Hammer, I was just talking with Mic' about installment 1 a few days back, and he had remembered it as a truth to a certain point, and I was in oblivion due to dead brain cells and I had to look up what he was talking about I remembered when I read the first paragraph now here you are with the continuation.

      Interesting direction you are heading, so you've done a fine job catching my eye and thought for a multitude of reasons, so don't belay!, full speed ahead! Send me a note 'cuz when my computer was hacked I lost all my contacts and messages.

      Good work, now let's roll, Dusty

    • aguasilver profile image

      John Harper 

      8 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Keep it coming, keep it coming!

      Now going back to read part one!



    • breakfastpop profile image


      8 years ago

      Dear Hmr,

      I'm devastated. Is Dusty fictional? Great job, I'm hooked. Voted up and awesome.


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