Dead dropJune 16, 2011
Aldrich Ames grew sloppy with his chalk marks. He left so many, even the neighbors commented there must be a spy among them.
Like Ames, I took to drawing marks on mailboxes, leaving messages that the right person might find and carry with them. I am no spy, but I developed my cut-outs, ensured I could reach someone I did not get to see.
But eventually, carelessness blew covers. My phone rang with calls from strange numbers. When I answered, once, the voice at the other end asked, Who is this?