#A2Z Challenge: L for Lima

During 2018’s A-Z Challenge, we wrote the first draft of “The November Deadline” and to celebrate that this is now (finally) out with beta readers, we’ll be producing a daily piece of micro-fiction linked to it – some prequel, some containing a detail not included in the story, some snippets from sequels currently being written.


The artefact Aubrey had sent to Jack from Lima was still proving to be quite the puzzle. Despite managing to establish what it was in terms of structure and composition, Michaela was no nearer to working out why it was important to the Ahnernerbe.

She knew, of course, that Himmler had been driven determined to prove the Aryan race were not just the chosen race, but akin to godlike, yet the precise significance of this piece still eluded them. Tink had come up with all kinds of tales in his research, each seemingly more bizarre than the one before.

The one about Atlantis had always caused Jack much amusement, especially when they’d heard the Ahnernerbe had sent Bruno Vega to Tibet in an attempt to prove that one!

It had been one of Echo’s more pleasing red herrings.


© 2021, David Jesson & Debra Carey

Author: debscarey

Tweets @debsdespatches My personal blog is Debs Despatches, where I ramble on a variety of topics. I write fiction on co-hosted site Fiction Can Be Fun, where my #IWSG reflections can be found; and my Life Coaching business can be found on DebsCarey.com.

5 thoughts on “#A2Z Challenge: L for Lima”

    1. Absolutely! Although in this case, as with the crystal skulls that inspired the Indiana Jones film, I think they’ve all been shown to be fakes, sadly.

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