You get contacted by a prison. They’ve contacted you because you were the one who looked away the prisoner who is now causing trouble. They tell you that the prisoner, called -M, have sent some letters to the outside. All of them were sent to his sister but guards suspect that one of them was given to an accomplice. All but one explained that M had gone to prison, the special one had this written in it:
“PIDM GWC LQAXWAML WN BPM JWLG GMB? Q LWV'B EIVB BW JM QV XZQAWV ITT UG TQNM, AW LWV'B UISM UM LQAIXXWQVBML Q. QN GWC PIDM VWB, XTMIAM LW, GWC KIV NQVL QB VMIZ BPM TISM EPMZM Q OWB IZZMABML. -M”
They contacted you because they thought you would know what this message was about. You ask them what the message translates to. They answer you that their cryptographers have been busy with something else and haven’t had the time to look at it yet. You decide to try and break this so that you can know what it’s about. So what does it translate to?
Next week I will post the decryption of this. Please do, if you want to, send in your answers to this! You don’t have to! It’s only training not a test.
Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.