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FF – Spy Car!

Here is my post for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by J Hardy Carroll (I think).

Copyright J Hardy Carroll

“Synchronise watches… motion?”

“Motion is go.”


“Audio is go.”


“Go on video.”

“Stand by mini spy car and… go go go!”

“Careful, steer round those kids… good, through the door, mind the rubbish bin… good, yes, good!”

“Nearly there!”

“Yes, just through this door, and… target acquired! He’s typing the password in! Video?”

“Video is capturing!”


“We’ll soon have complete access to the mainframe! All those grades we can change at a whim!”

“No, for £100 per grade. We’ll be rich! Rich!”

What’s this? Some pupil’s toy truck? I’M NOT HAVING IT IN HERE!



  1. October 28, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    For one brief shining moment, the world was their oyster. Hate to see such enterprise go unrewarded! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. October 28, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    They have a bright future ahead no matter what grades they get!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. October 28, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    They’ll go far. Just not in school.


    • October 29, 2020 at 3:42 pm

      I reckon, if they work really hard, they could make it to “Cat A” in no time!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. October 28, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    lol, well, it was a good plan, they’ll just have to try for something less obvious next time…


    • October 29, 2020 at 3:49 pm

      Maybe a “distraction fight” to lure out the headmaster so they can plant a mini-cam…

      Liked by 1 person

  5. October 28, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    And…um… what was Plan B again?


    • October 29, 2020 at 3:50 pm

      Plan B is to hope that the headmaster doesn’t notice the sticker on the bottom of the car saying “Property of Jeff”…


  6. October 28, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Technology only takes you that far… Next time they should try a drone.


  7. Lyn
    October 28, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    Silly boys, they need to go high tech. The drone is the go these days. Teeny, tiny, little drones. 😀 You have to watch out for hawks though, hawks are very partial to drones 😉


    • October 29, 2020 at 3:52 pm

      They’re more fun, too! I bet they could outfly a hawk 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Lyn
        October 29, 2020 at 11:18 pm

        Apparently the Dutch authorities were using hawks/eagles to take down drones that flew too close to airports.


  8. October 29, 2020 at 1:15 am

    We had remote cotrol cars all over the hallways on our floor during my one year of teaching classes. This was before they could be ‘cheaply equipped’ with video. That was a fun year. Enjoyed!


    • October 29, 2020 at 3:52 pm

      I remember when they were all the rage. Not sure they were allowed in school, though!


  9. October 29, 2020 at 7:02 am

    Haha! Thanks for the quick laugh, Ali. Well penned!


  10. October 29, 2020 at 7:18 am

    Excellent piece


    • October 29, 2020 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!


  11. October 29, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Apparently this spy mission was not hatched by teenage boys, as they surely wouldn’t be using that technology to peep into the principal’s office…..


    • October 29, 2020 at 3:58 pm

      The headmaster’s office wasn’t my first thought, but I didn’t want to go too risqué…


  12. October 29, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Dear Ali,

    I’d say justice is a go here. 😉




    • October 29, 2020 at 3:59 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Yes, as it always should be 🙂


  13. October 29, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    darn, close but no cigar.


  14. October 29, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    All that energy, wasted. I hope this behavior doesn’t set the tone for the rest of their lives.


    • October 30, 2020 at 8:35 am

      Me too – they need to direct their energies to more legal pursuits and they’ll do well.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. bearmkwa
    October 29, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Sorry, had to laugh at that foiled plan. Great story, had me zooming along right to the e—… Oh, well. Teach me to hitchhike, won’t it. LOL!


  16. October 29, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    LOL! Now if they could only put all that planning to good use. 😀


  17. October 30, 2020 at 5:16 am

    From the height of victory to dreams unceremoniously crushed just like that. I almost feel sorry for those little criminals 😉


    • October 30, 2020 at 8:46 am

      Yes, seems such a shame after all that careful planning 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  18. October 30, 2020 at 6:05 am

    You mean they weren’t broadcasting recoverable video to the cloud??! Luddites. 😛


    • October 30, 2020 at 8:52 am

      Hah! Not as technologically advanced as they thought they were. Maybe Plan B will involve a drone with cloud streaming video 🙂


  19. October 30, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    It was going so well, and then …! I bet they don’t give up.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. October 30, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    The best laid plans of mice and keyboards gang aft agley!

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 31, 2020 at 5:19 am

      Heh! I had to Google “gang aft agley” – my mum, who is Scottish, would not be impressed with me 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  21. October 31, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    MOL…ouchie kabouchie😹👻Extra Spooky Pawkisses for a Happy Halloween👻🐾😽💞


    • November 1, 2020 at 6:54 am

      I hope you had a good Halloween, it looked very spooky for you 🙂


  22. November 1, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Damn! There goes the business plan. Maybe next time mosquito sized miniature drones in a group, if a few get swatted the un-swatted ones can still transmit. Genius eh?


    • November 1, 2020 at 4:43 pm

      That’s a great plan! They just need to earn some more pocket money to buy the swarm…


  23. November 1, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Erm… a little too conspicuous. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 1, 2020 at 4:47 pm

      Nothing says “up to no good” like a massive remote-controlled toy car with a camera sellotaped to it 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  24. November 1, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    A delightful take on the prompt! These hoodlums will still go far.


    • November 1, 2020 at 5:08 pm

      They just need a little time to regroup and “re-arm”. I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  25. November 1, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Mini spy car!!! I’m sure they’ll be back. Next time, mini spy tank. 😉 This story made me smile at so many little touches throughout.


    • November 2, 2020 at 5:56 am

      A mini spy tank would give the headmaster a surprise when he goes to smash it 🙂


  26. November 2, 2020 at 4:39 am

    Bollocks alright lol… Haven’t heard the expression in ages.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. November 2, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Ahh! If only they had that money, they could have upgraded to a drone and not had to worry about feet.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 3, 2020 at 6:11 am

      They need to get a Saturday job to fund their criminal endeavours!

      Liked by 2 people

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