Friday Fictioneers for March 11, 2022

Star aquatic endurance athlete and mistress of the micro-fiction, flash-splash, Friday on Wednesday, the magnifico Rochelle has paired with Lisa Fox to push a prompt for our creative muses to produce 100 words or fewer, from a genre of our choosing, and to write a story for the world to read.

Click on Lisa’s photo to fly over to Rochelle’s Purple Maze and get read-in on the top-secret life of global fictioneers. My story follows the prompt pic.

PHOTO PROMPT © Lisa Fox (click for Rochelle’s blog page)

Genre: Spy Fiction
Title: It’s a Living
Word Count: 100


“That’s it, Ted. The ad said five hundred a month.”

Bill pointed toward the house, “Interesting antennas. The owners are either aliens or spies. Nice metal roof though. The wooden one burned when the old lab exploded. They’ve added electrical and plumbing.”

“It needs to look like the lab’s back. We’ll piggyback with the comm towers on the house. Nobody suspects a counter intel op in an old garage slash meth kitchen.”

“I’ll go sign the lease. You call in and arrange equipment delivery for tomorrow night. Forecast thunderstorms will provide cover. Spies spying on spies. Hell, it’s a living.”

Look both ways with skeptical eyes.
Mind the gaps in all intelligence.

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I need to watch this movie, don’t cha think?

44 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers for March 11, 2022

  1. Oops I should have cropped my spyware out of the picture before sending to Rochelle! When you said lab I wasn’t thinking that kind. Really fun story, Bill. And yes, you *should* see that movie. I know I will be!

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    1. If you do that, I am back at the creative boards. My editor advised me that they were just lightning rods, anyway. 🙂 Imagine that? Thanks for the pic and the praise, Lisa.

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  2. Dear Bill,

    It’s getting to be my weekly entertainment to read your intros. Now I have to stick a pin in my head to deflate it. 😉 Fun spy stuff. Leaves me wanting to know more and to see the movie.



    PS I watched the Galileo movie…well half of it. It was a bit on the boring side.

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    1. Hey there, Rochelle.

      I will watch the spy movie soon. I’m not surprised by the Galileo one. Thanks for all you do and the spiffy comment.




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