Tom Wakeling

  • Tom Wakeling

I had to sit in that window and smoke non stop for 6 hours. Of course, Control knew I hated smoking. It was his sick joke to make it the signal. I had all but lost my sense of smell when my contact finally appeared. He was slumped on a bench in the street below. He was quite motionless... this is generally seen as a bad sign in the spy game. As I was thinking about the other bad signs... the floorboards creaked. I had smoked 40 cigarettes that day, but I savoured that last one.

Seed by Tom Wakeling. Image by Daniele Sartori.