A short story …

for Friday Fictioneers




I’d love to be a spy!  I’d sit in a cafe reading a newspaper with a hole in it to peep through. 

I could disguise myself with a false beard and moustache and carry a big magnifying glass.  I could even dress as a woman!

I’d pretend to be a window cleaner and peer into people’s rooms, make phone calls with a handkerchief over the mouthpiece and put on funny accents.  I’d have a camera in my collar and a recorder in my hat.

One day I’d be a delivery driver, another a repairman.

But it’ll never happen.  Fun to imagine though!



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75 thoughts on “A short story …

  1. Christine Goodnough Jun 17, 2020 / 14:30

    A delightful dream! And no need for disguise–my friends tell me that a senior can go everywhere incognito ’cause no one ever really sees you.
    But when I see your clever little frog adaptations, I really think you should be a cartoonist. They don’t get captured and tortured and dumped in a shark-infested bay like spies do.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 18, 2020 / 09:00

      A very good point Christine! Don’t worry, I make sure my frogs come to no harm!


  2. Dragon Warrior Jun 17, 2020 / 14:31

    Ooh, it’s such a fun story. But though it’s fun, being a spy that is, you can risk your life 😉

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  3. Denise D Hammond Jun 17, 2020 / 15:10

    When I was visiting Vienna several years ago I got to speaking with another American tourist. Her husband had been in the US diplomatic corps in some South American country and she was recruited to ‘snoop’ when she was with the wives of the South American diplomats. You know, kids playing on the swings and moms chit chatting. Sounds like your kinda dame, lol.

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  4. Annalisa Crawford Jun 17, 2020 / 15:17

    To be honest, you only need a pair of glasses for disguise – it works for Superman and Wonder Woman! 🙂

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  5. Iain Kelly Jun 17, 2020 / 15:50

    You could do all that stuff without being a spy… It may get you into some bother though! 😉

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  6. Dale Jun 17, 2020 / 19:48

    Why not? So many possibilities when you let your mind go!

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  7. msjadeli Jun 17, 2020 / 22:09

    God’s greatest gift to humans is the capacity to love. The second greatest is imagination. Fun story, Keith.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 19, 2020 / 10:00

      I am but I’ve not seen it for years. I might just watch it tonight! Thanks Rochelle.


  8. granonine Jun 18, 2020 / 17:31

    Your world should be concerned for its privacy if your imagination ever comes true 🙂

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  9. plaridel Jun 18, 2020 / 20:16

    have you ever considered thoughts are things? all that’s needed is follow through. 🙂

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  10. ceayr Jun 18, 2020 / 21:20

    From what I hear you already peer rather too much into people’s rooms!
    Naughty step for you, Keith

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  11. James McEwan Jun 19, 2020 / 10:11

    Great fun the imagination here, a sort of schoolboy dream, perhaps. Or else you have been watching too many Peter Seller film.

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  12. wmqcolby Jun 19, 2020 / 13:45

    I watch a lot, and I mean a LOT of the old Mission: Impossible series. I have the first four years and some episodes I remember from childhood. I feel the same way myself. Maybe that’s why you write! Good stuff, Keith! Nicely done. Five out of five IMF’s.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 20, 2020 / 09:03

      You’ve spurred me to have a look at MI again! Thanks so much for your kind words – and my reward!


  13. Brenda's Thoughts Jun 19, 2020 / 14:10

    Love your ISpy frog, Keith. Fun imaginings. I want a camera in my collar and a recorder in my hat too!

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  14. Gabriella Jun 19, 2020 / 18:05

    Great take on the prompt! I believe we have all dreamt of spying on people, whether total strangers or people we know. I am glad not too many act on their fantasies though.

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  15. Gabriella Jun 19, 2020 / 22:24

    Great take on the prompt! I believe we have all dreamt of spying on people, whether total strangers or people we know. I am glad not too many of us act on their fantasies though.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 20, 2020 / 08:42

      I’m sure we have, I can personally think of several occasions! Thanks Gabriella.


  16. Inside the Mind of Isadora Jun 20, 2020 / 16:32

    It looks like he’s thought it all out but needs a little confidence.
    At least, he’s having fun imagining all of it.
    I enjoyed this tale, Keith. Have a great weekend.
    Isadora 😎

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      • Inside the Mind of Isadora Jun 23, 2020 / 15:43

        It’s nice to know your enjoying your days … perhaps, something to think about continuing. Your very welcome, Keith. : )

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  17. Mike Jun 21, 2020 / 12:53

    What a fantasy, and a useful one for a fiction writer.

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  18. Laurie Bell Jun 22, 2020 / 22:39

    Ah, lots more what ifs to ponder. Sounds like games I would play as a kid… bet its more fun as an adult haha

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