The Cipher

The Cipher

A Month had passed since intercepting a message. Most believed it was intercepted from a Chinese-Russian military satellite, our enemy in a war the Allies were losing, but I believed it had come from someone or something else. Everyone knew cracking the code, completely indiscernible to the best and brightest working around the clock, was key to our victory.

As I sat staring at the letters, numbers, and symbols, my eyes bugging out of my head, they began to lift from the page and realign before my eyes. I had done it, I’d found the key to deciphering the entire transmission. The message read,


GirlieOnTheEdge’s Six Sentence Stories #215.
Date: 2022-06-05 | Word: Key | Tags: #sixsentensestories

Photo Credits: Unknown | Photo Editing: Greg Glazebrook
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17 thoughts on “The Cipher

    1. Gr8BigFun Post author

      I was a child of the 80s, the bomb hung over our heads every day. Still, I believe the Chinese and to a lesser extent, the Russian are more of a threat today than the Soviets were back then.

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  1. clark

    ain’t nothin like that moment, the visceral twist with the figure resolves out of the field*

    fun Six, yo

    *like, in olden days when magazines had puzzles at the back, ‘find the Pilgrim in the drawing’

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    1. Gr8BigFun Post author

      Hey Chris, I did provide the key, it’s right there in the post. It would be cruel and unusual punishment not too. The key is a geometrical monoalphabetic substitution cipher known as the pigpen cipher and was used as early as the 1500’s. There is also a shortcut to the solution hidden in the post. Good luck.

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  2. Gr8BigFun Post author

    I can’t imagine what an advanced alien civilization may think of us if they watched long enough. I just know it couldn’t possibly be good.

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