Tag Archives: Espionage

Fly in the Machine

Norton held the tiny surveillance drone in his hand. “Can you believe it?” he complained. “Director Fuchs is halting this project.” “Unbelievable,” sympathized Gordon. “It looks exactly like a fly. It’s got infrared, CO2 detectors, wireless comms, onboard expert systems, … Continue reading

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The Incalculable Loss

Zhukov sprinted through the crowds of Red Square. In the shadow of St. Basil’s Cathedral, he nearly caught the American spy. Just as he reached out, he tripped over an Englishman’s umbrella. “Damn foreign spies!” spat Zhukov, sprawling on the … Continue reading

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How Things Have Changed

Walter Pugh hadn’t worked in the intelligence services for thirty years. He had enjoyed a stress-free retirement in Wales minding his rose bushes and refurbishing old furniture. Unfortunately, his comfortable existence couldn’t remain forever. His past would come back to … Continue reading

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Achilles Brain

“This is one of seven entrances into Lord Dread’s secret manufacturing facilities,” said Park Warden Hancock. He pointed to the brick building with large doors. The crowd of tourists tittered anxiously. Park Warden Thistlewait murmured in Hancock’s ear. “Aren’t you … Continue reading

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The Professionals

Photo by: Storyteller’s Abode Matthew Cooley cleared the top step of the old castle, looking for her. She leaned back in a doorway. Her miniskirt rode up athletic thighs and her silk blouse draped enticingly. She smiled. “You’re on time, … Continue reading

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The Perfect Spy Trap

Jian sat in the sand and watched the waves breaking on the beach. He could watch it for hours and he sometimes did. His boss, Feng at the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS), had told him the island was … Continue reading

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Salt In The Wound – Gargleblaster Microstories #243

“I see right through-ooh-ooh you!” sang Gloria. “Must you rub it in?” whined Agent 009. “I feel bad enough.” “It’s Alanis Morissette’s ‘Right Through You.’” she chuckled. “Seemed apropos.” “Very funny,” groused Agent 009. “Now help me find where I … Continue reading

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Seafood Delivery

Vickers recognized his old nemesis immediately. The old spy stood on a dock at the Turkish port of Mersin. He approached the Russian. Yevenkov turned suddenly. “Vickers! So good to see you.” “Good to see you, Ilya,” said Vickers. “Seems … Continue reading

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The Failed Intelligence Op – Mega Short-Story Challenge

The Failed Intelligence Op Secret Agents Heraklion and Gallipoli waited on a hilltop as a freight train stopped beside the battered warehouse. The old building was allegedly empty, but the pair had learned its true purpose. Human Experimentation. Heraklion pulled … Continue reading

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The Uplift Dog – Sunday Photo Fiction

Photo by: Alastair Forbes The Uplift Dog As the sun slipped down behind the parking garage, Jeremy smiled. It was almost time. “That’s a beautiful sunset,” he said. The Labrador dog sitting beside him on the hillock nodded and said, … Continue reading

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