Friday Fictioneer: Reliable Intelligence #amwriting #flashfiction 

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting FF.


Credit: Shaktiki Sharma


“Harold, where have you been disappearing at night? Don’t you love me?” his fiancée June asked.

“I’ll tell you what I can but we need to go somewhere safe. My men will sweep our hotel for bugs first.”

She nodded confused. Later, June turned towards Harold in their room, “Well?”

“I work with the CIA and you can never tell anyone for both our sakes.”

She nodded, “This isn’t what I expected at all but I won’t say a word. I’m glad we have each other.” Her words trailed off, Harold kissed her.

Outside their open window, a yellow locust (Tick) clicked. He was a scientific phenomenon whose clicking spread a morse code message to the enemy in the Kremlin.

But Harold was sharp. He’d seen the mysterious yellow locusts while walking into the hotel with June. The garden was fumigated that night.


©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved.

17 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneer: Reliable Intelligence #amwriting #flashfiction 

  1. mihrank March 11, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    creative post – there is a voice just looking at the photo…

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    • mandibelle16 March 12, 2017 / 10:56 am

      Oh I’m pretty sure they stopped like flies. I had this image of in my head of Jess mysterious yellow bugs on the ground all over dead. Thanks for reading.


    • mandibelle16 March 12, 2017 / 10:55 am

      Haha, I guess it depends on who you ask these days. Thanks for reading 😉


  2. Iain Kelly March 12, 2017 / 7:37 am

    Ha, I’m glad he caught the bug before it was too late. Fun spy tale 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dale March 12, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Interesting story. I bet you could cut it down to close to 100 words though 😉

    Liked by 1 person

      • Dale March 12, 2017 / 10:53 am

        😀 Go for it! You can do it!

        Liked by 2 people

      • mandibelle16 March 12, 2017 / 10:57 am

        I hope so usually it’s not do hard but this piece has been difficult from the start!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Dale March 12, 2017 / 11:01 am

        I so hear you. Sometimes we get stuck and almost have to rework it, sometimes removing one whole sentence makes it all that much easier! Best of luck to you!

        Liked by 1 person

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