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FF – All in a Day’s Work

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Dawn M. Miller.

Copyright Dawn M. Miller


009 grimaced as he flew out the train window. Twisting his body to avoid the girders, he shot past the decomposing corpse of 004. Popular spot for chucking spies off trains…

Hitting the water, he struggled to the bank where a local wrapped him in a blanket, pointing to his shack.

“Welcome, Unfortunate Spies!” was written in seventeen different languages.

Very popular spot…

The local offered him the “Spy Pack” – fake passport, gadget watch, Walther PPK. 009 upgraded to “Deluxe”, which included bullets. Gonna need those…

Shooting the enterprising local (loose end) he headed off. All in a day’s work.


  1. December 5, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    “Take the shot.” He did!


  2. December 5, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Poor local! Reduced to a loose end 😀


    • December 6, 2018 at 10:02 am

      And all he wanted to do was help/exploit 009 🙂


  3. December 5, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    What a job!


  4. December 5, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    At least there was someone with a blanket. Hey, spots are popular for a reason!


    • December 6, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Something the local hoped to take advantage of!


  5. December 5, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    It’s a great life if you’re not unduly troubled by loose ends.


  6. December 6, 2018 at 12:09 am

    Even a spy needs a break!


    • December 6, 2018 at 10:05 am

      Hopefully not of bones, though 🙂


  7. December 6, 2018 at 12:10 am

    by his action, i can deduce that he’s a professional. 🙂


  8. December 6, 2018 at 4:57 am

    Very popular spot, indeed. Whoever is in charge of cleanup will have a heck of a job. One can only hope 004 will consumed by the wild.


    • December 6, 2018 at 10:06 am

      I’m sure the local wildlife will “take care” of him.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. December 6, 2018 at 7:03 am

    These spies live such boring and mundane lives.


  10. December 6, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Quite a day, huh🙀Pawkisses for a Happy one🐾😽💞


    • December 6, 2018 at 10:06 am

      I’m glad I don’t have his job 🙂


  11. December 6, 2018 at 9:31 am

    That local’s name wouldn’t happen to be Buster, would it?


    • December 6, 2018 at 10:07 am

      I believe it was “Igor Busterski”. A relative, perhaps?


  12. December 6, 2018 at 10:57 am

    It’s all go, isn’t it. Being a spy, I mean.


    • December 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      It’s never-ending. The thrills, the glamour, the cold-blooded murder…


  13. December 6, 2018 at 11:49 am

    This is so funny!


  14. December 6, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Well, that ended with a bang! Nice one.

    Click to read my FriFic tale!


    • December 6, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      Maybe there was a silencer in the Spy Pack. Then it would have ended in a “phut”.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. December 6, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Let’s hope he doesn’t end up back there looking for a local to help him out in the future!


  16. Kestril Trueseeker
    December 6, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    He’d better hope the local had no ties to other spies. I can see a much more appreciative spy the local helped out before come gunning for 009 in retaliation!


    • December 6, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Maybe that will be his next challenge – avoiding the local’s large group of multi-national fans. He’s in big trouble!


  17. December 6, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    I enjoyed that spoof on the implausibility of the Bond genre and its total lack of conscience! Nice humorous tale!


    • December 6, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      It’s a fun genre as long as you don’t take it too seriously! I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  18. December 6, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Ah geez…the poor local! Another hilarious tale. You are so creative!


  19. December 6, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Darn loose ends always need attending to!


  20. December 6, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I want to hear that the local wore a bullet proof vest because surely 009 isn’t the first one to tie up loose ends.


    • December 7, 2018 at 7:54 am

      That’s a very good point. The local probably gets shot on a regular basis!


  21. December 6, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    A very fast moving life and piece. Great job.


  22. December 7, 2018 at 12:23 am

    What!?! He shot the local? Bad 009! I hope he returns and there’s no help to be had.


    • December 7, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Indeed – who knows, he could get thrown off the same train in the same place again next week!


  23. Abhijit Ray
    December 7, 2018 at 5:22 am

    What happened to 007? Why 004 and 009 are thrown off in place of 007?


    • December 7, 2018 at 7:58 am

      There’s no way the great 007 would ever get taken by surprise and thrown off a train! All the “00”s are “licensed to kill” so I just grabbed a couple of others.


  24. December 7, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Nasty 009. How spoiled he is not thinking of all the other secret agents to come after him. He needs to retire. 😦 — Suzanne


    • December 7, 2018 at 2:04 pm

      You’re right, he’s a very selfish fellow 😦


  25. December 7, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Dear Ali,

    All in a day’s work? What a guy. It’s always fun to see where your twisted mind will go with a prompt. Entertaining stuff as always.




    • December 7, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Obviously that bridge is ideal for chucking spies off of. It’s slightly worrying that it was my very first thought, though 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it!


  26. December 8, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Well, I hope there’s a never-ending supply of people to keep helping the surviving spies to go on their way!


  27. December 8, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Was he at all surprised to find out the enterprising local was a quasi-hologram set in place by the archenemy to infect him with tracking devices that would explode and kill him if any attempt was made to tamper with the seemingly expendable local?
    lol!!! couldn’t help myself! This was too much fun!!


    • December 9, 2018 at 6:19 am

      He was surprised for the milliseconds it took for the explosion to end him. Hopefully that was enough time to reflect on his heinous action!


  28. December 9, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Makes a great film, but I don’t recommend being thrown off a train, it hurts.


    • December 10, 2018 at 9:40 am

      There’s all sorts of things 007 shrugs off that would kill any normal person.

      Liked by 1 person

  29. December 9, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Seventeen different languages… impressive! What’s a difference between a tourist trap and a spy trap? 😉


    • December 10, 2018 at 9:42 am

      A spy trap is more dangerous for the people running it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 10, 2018 at 8:16 pm

        Especially when the people running the spy trap sell weapons and ammunition. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  30. December 9, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Did he get a new number with his new identity… oh no…it’s 013


    • December 10, 2018 at 9:43 am

      Ha, I’d say he deserves that designation!


  31. December 10, 2018 at 2:01 am

    Poor local guy, just trying to make a buck. (lol)


  32. December 10, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Ha ha, good job 009 was a bit sharper than 004! I wonder what happened to all the other 00s?


    • December 11, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      Dangling off a bridge somewhere…


  33. December 11, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Rip roaring tale ! Most entertaining and pacey. Nicely done.


  34. December 11, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    A popular spot indeed… Good thing frequent tourism creates some facilities to make the journey easier 😀


    • December 11, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      It’s nice to have all the necessary facilities close at hand 🙂


  35. December 12, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Another local business went down.
    Good stuff 🙂


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