The Spy Who Could Not Dance #Friday Fictioneers

Photo Credit @Gail Stratford
Photo Credit @Marie Gail Stratford

The Spy Who Could Not Dance
By Tracey Delaplain

Sara, no longer sensible and bland, teetered towards the Pink Pussycat in her stiletto boots and leather miniskirt. Her spy instructor had assured her in his best mafioso voice that the mission would be, “A piece of cake sweetheart, just deliver the mouse”.

Spotting her target over a sea of dancers, Sara calculated the most direct route. Once on stage, how was she to know that her dance moves would leave her sprawled on her belly, skirt above her ears, with the mouse no longer full of white powder, shattered beneath her?

In hindsight perhaps the man wasn’t imitating a mob boss.

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Cute story. He wasn’t imitating one he is one.

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    1. Me thinks you are right Joy. Never trust an Internet Spy instructor.

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  2. Dale says:

    Loved this!! Totally different take. Poor fool… she should have worn more sensible shoes!

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    1. Yes poor Sara and her great ideas! Thanks Dale.

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  3. Dear Tracey,

    That’s probably not how Sara’s mission was supposed to end up. You have to be so careful of Internet spy instructors.




  4. wildbilbo says:

    I had a girlfriend who owned boots like that once. I should have asked what agency she worked for 🙂
    Nice work.

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    1. Ooo, there’s a story. “My ex the spy”

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  5. I suppose that ended her carrier career 🙂

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    1. I doubt it. She’s tenacious.

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  6. rgayer55 says:

    Me thinks your spy was quite attractive–a wallflower in spiked heels. Too bad she took a tumble. Maybe she should have taken dance lessons instead of spy training.

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    1. Right? And back to sensible shoes.


  7. draliman says:

    If he acts like a mob boss, sounds like a mob boss and is interested in suspicious white powder…
    Great story!

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    1. Sara is a little slow sometimes.

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  8. This is great Tracey. A nice light read to start my Friday evening with 🙂

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    1. Glad to help out. Happy Friday

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  9. Ha, somehow I wonder how the rest of the guest where dressed if she would pass anonymous.. and any decent spy instructor should teach on how to dance in stilettos

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    1. Bjorn,
      It’s Vegas baby, anything goes. I think poor Sara has a lot to learn!


  10. plaridel says:

    your story made me smile. i felt sorry for the poor mouse, though. 🙂

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  11. gahlearner says:

    Hehehe. Walking in these things is a science and needs to be studied. I never managed. What a fun story.

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    1. Exactly, why do you think I’m selling them? 🙂

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  12. Amy Reese says:

    The choice of footwear was especially critical in the dance! Yikes. Yousa on those spikes. I don’t see how it could have ended any other way.I like “…just deliver the mouse.” Very funny piece, Tracey.

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