Secret Agent

Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Bob the mechanic said, “Obviously someone side-swiped you.”

“Can’t be,” answered Linda. “It was sitting in my garage.”

Bob didn’t question customer claims, however unbelievable. He just fixed cars. “Well, this is no problem, ma’am. We’ll have her fixed by the afternoon.”

“Oh, and could you check the car phone? The phone log keeps getting wiped.”

The two left the maintenance bay.

On the shop TV, a story ran about the hit-and-run killing of a Russian spy.

In the car, the phone began to ring. Something answered it.

The voice said, “Good morning, Agent Prius. Congratulations on completing your mission.”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/05/10/12-may-2017-2/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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46 Responses to Secret Agent

  1. Joe Owens says:

    She needs to read her manual to learn about call-forwarding. Apparently she doesn’t yet understand the Secret part of her job.

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  2. Oh, what a mystery! Is she really clueless? Has someone else borrowed her car to wipe out a Russian agent? Who’s playing with the phone? Is this all a bizarre coincidence? Pop in tomorrow for more details. šŸ™‚

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! I left this one a bit open-ended. I’ll leave folks to make their own explanations. For me, the car itself is the secret agent, and nobody else (even the guy giving her the missions) knows her true identity!

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  3. Dale says:

    Maybe the fool doesn’t yet know she’s a secret agent! LOL… so many possibilities with this one…

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  4. Nice tease. Alternate reality? Mind altering drugs? Liar’s poker?

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  5. James says:

    A secret even from the agent.

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  6. Iain Kelly says:

    Like Knightrider for the 21st century. Prius’s are definitely suspect cars.

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  7. Joy Pixley says:

    Great, now I’ve got that theme song running through my head: secret agent car!

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  8. Lyn says:

    Sooo, the Russians have have managed to implant links between the brains of some of their top level spies and a lethal weapon – aka CAR – Connected Attack Rocket. All done without leaving a trace. They actually did this with miniature submarines and sent them into small coastal villages in England. Problem is, if the mini sub short circuits, it sends them psychotic. I read a book once where this was the theme. Wish I could remember what it was called.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! I was hoping that was your idea. It’s pretty detailed. Sounds like an interesting book, though. Nope, this plot is simpler. This car has attained sentience, somehow, and now works as a highly paid CIA assassin. Gas doesn’t pay for itself, you know. šŸ˜‰

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  9. Very interesting. Someone used her car or did it do it by itself!

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  10. Dear Eric,

    Poor Linda doesn’t know her mild mannered Prius, known for extraordinary gas mileage has a secret identity. I can imagine her head spinning many mornings at the condition of what she believes is her car. She was probably chosen for her clueless, yet accepting nature. Growing up, she was the kid whose dog really DID eat her homework, right? Love it.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! How did you know? It’s even worse than that. Sometimes her dog “completed” her physics homework, but the CIA K-9 program was a separate department. The world is very different from Linda’s perspective. šŸ˜‰ Thanks Rochelle! šŸ™‚

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  11. michael1148humphris says:

    My old horse is still annoyed that the Prius has taken over his role, he reckons his hoofs were far better at the job than any car.

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  12. Bryan says:

    Agent Prius sips unleaded in the first class section of the North American bound 777. Another mission well done, but whats the point? He is fuel efficient, with anti-locking brakes and skid control, childproof locks and no real future.

    Whats the most he can hope for? Not die on the next mission, that’s what and save the world the world yet again.

    He looks out the window at the passing clouds bored. Maybe its time to give up the adventurous spy life and settle down, Find a smart car, manufacture a couple little hybrids and write that memoir he has floating around in his ignition system.

    He sighs knowing he is not that type of car though and tries to relax into sleep knowing soon he will be called on once again to save the free world from fossil fuel guzzling monster trucks.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! This is brilliant! I love it. You’ve got Agent Prius pegged. He simply isn’t the “family car” that everyone thinks he is. He’ll most likely die out in the field, perhaps somewhere in Turkey. Or perhaps he’ll perish in a fiery auto crash assaulting Monster Truck headquarters in Indiana. šŸ˜‰

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  13. Her Spy Teacher obviously wasn’t Inspector Gadget.

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  14. yarnspinnerr says:

    Neat, and a great take.

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  15. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    “Something” answered the call, so ominous. A new Knight Rider, only secret. It could make a good TV show.

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  16. Indira says:

    Now no one will guess as the car being the secret agent. Well done. Good subject for a movie. Expand it.

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  17. It sounds to me as though some secret agent’s spirit has taken over the car. Some people don’t know when to quit. Good writing, Eric. šŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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  18. Oliana says:

    Oh wow!! this is an episode from either Twilight Zone or Outer Limits…great story and I love that you keep in open ended. The possibilities are endless and keeps the reader thinking and talking about it.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Yep. Those are both my influences. And it’s fun to let the readers decide what happened for themselves. The Reader’s imagination comes up with the best answers. šŸ˜‰ Thanks so much! šŸ™‚

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  19. Michael Wynn says:

    She does seem a bit clueless. It’s like Herbie has turned sinister, found himself a mission

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. It’s Herbie for the modern age. The 60s Herbie was cute and cuddly. This new one has a darker side, a bit of menace. It’s the trend with superheroes these days. šŸ˜‰

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  20. luckyjc007 says:

    She doesn’t need her car repaired….she needs to have it turned into scrap metal!

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