The Spy Hotel

Photo by: J S Brand

Marcus Poole hoped to retire anonymously. A former CIA agent who knew too much, he slipped away. He hoped to hide within the tiny Pacific island’s single hotel.

He sat drinking at the little bar beside the dining patio.

“CIA?” said a voice beside him.

“Eh?” said Marcus, preparing to kill.

“Relax,” said the man. “I’m Monty–MI-6. Over there is Yuri–KGB, Ben-Aryeh–Mossad, and Rutajit–Indian Intelligence. We’re all retired.”

Marcus groaned, “Everyone’s here. If aliens existed, they’d be here too.”

“Oh, aliens?”

“It’s a joke!”

Monty pointed. “That three-eyed one is Tryvalye–Galactic Intelligence.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

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.
This entry was posted in Short Fiction and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

50 Responses to The Spy Hotel

  1. Deb Whittam says:

    That’s great. Really enjoyed it

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dale says:

    Just no getting away from it all, is there?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. It’s a small world…er, galaxy. Might as well all just get along. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. James says:

    Where old spies go to die.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    I saw a spy hotel too, but quite differently, and without the aliens 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. pennygadd51 says:

    A kind of Valhalla for spies! They spend their days out-witting each other, and their nights…well, we all know what spies do in bed…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Jelli says:

    Love it! What a hoot!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. That was so funny! Loved your take on the photo prompt. Thanks for making me laugh. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    Liked by 1 person

  9. James McEwan says:

    A fun read – There is just no hiding if you are in security and a spy.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Dear Eric,

    Beam me up, Scotty. Galactic Intelligence. Love it!



    Liked by 1 person

  11. wildchild47 says:

    Had me chuckling – brilliant amount of tension and just the right amount of “breaking point. ” Spy versus Spy indeed – and loved the twist at the end. Intergalactic spy in hiding. I guess misery loves company, best to make the most of it. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Perhaps they can at least retire with people who understand each other. The unofficial spy retirement home. Glad you got a chuckle. Thanks so much!

      Liked by 1 person

      • wildchild47 says:

        now I have this weird image of these old men, shuffling around at this dingy, crappy bar, in the tropical heat, wearing warm slippers and fiddling with false teeth – upping the ante with their “war stories” …. LOL …. Cheers!

        Liked by 1 person

      • EagleAye says:

        Haha! That’s pretty much it. Though one had a false hand that fires poisoned darts and another has a sat phone in his artificial kidney. 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      • wildchild47 says:

        roflmbo …. now that sounds perfect – and one has a glass eye that is actually a scanner and is linked to the black ops net 😉


  12. Lyn says:

    Hail, hail, the gang’s all here. At least they can have each other’s backs. Safety in numbers and all that 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  13. I guess they pass their time playing I Spy with My Little Eye – or three!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Cecilia says:

    I love your story! Let’s open up the borders! There it is, the Galaxy.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. granonine says:

    Had me laughing! Great job.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. prior.. says:

    haha – so this is where the aliens hang out and vacation – even tho I am sure I have seen a few down in the Keys – they blamed their looks on plastic surgery – but now we know,,,,Tryvalye–Galactic visitors – ha

    Liked by 1 person

  17. landofimages says:

    Love it, and funny 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  18. yarnspinnerr says:

    A wonderful read. I am sure the tailor from Panama is also there. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  19. This was nice!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Don't be shy. Say something!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s