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Blink and you’ll miss it (Friday Fictioneers)

November 17, 2022

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As soon as she was out of sight of the road, she slipped the padded boot off and threw her crutch into the bushes. Her gait returned to normal. The disguise had done what she’d needed it to do. All they would remember now was a poor uncoordinated woman with a broken foot. Not someone capable of scaling a wall, snipping the alarm wire, popping the window latch, slipping inside and picking the lock on the wall safe. She fingered the jewelled necklace in her pocket and let out a happy sigh. Then skipped off down the road, humming softly.

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33 Comments
  1. I loved the skipping off down the road. I missed the aliens. All the time, I was certain she must be on a space station

  2. That’s a great twist. Great take on the prompt ☺️

  3. The perfect disguise!

  4. Dear Laurie,

    No one will ever suspect. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  5. michael1148humphris permalink

    Sherlock may crack the case. But it sounds like that she will be long gone by then

  6. Disguised in plain sight. Clever story, well-told, Laurie. 🙂

  7. She is certainly an ingenious jewel thief. Does she sell it or keep the booty?
    I like the sense of joy and happiness as she skips away.

  8. Great story 🙂

  9. Great use of the prompt! I love that she got away. I could picture her giddily skipping down the road. Nicely written!

  10. Enjoyed it very much, thanks

  11. I know I shouldn’t really say it, but good for her!

  12. I like her style. Congratulations on the 2 new books!

  13. Looks like her mission was a success.

  14. Nice take.

  15. The perfect crime!

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