Shopping for a story.

Photo curtsy of Jilly Funell

Photo curtsy of Jilly Funell

This day had been hard, opportunities for finding a story had not come her way. Michelle decided that retail therapy was needed. Calling a cab she told the driver to hit the main shopping street.

“Your command is my desire mam”

Michelle wondered why such an obviously well heeled British man, should be driving a cab in her town. The journalist in her reached for a story. She got much more than she desired. As the cab picked up speed, its driver called out

“Hit the deck miss”, … “My name it’s Bond, James Bond”.

A fine day at Mevagissey

A fine day at Mevagissey

This Post Has 44 Comments

  1. Iain Kelly

    She better look out – being a Bond girl is a dangerous business!

    1. Michael Humphris

      That’s so true, thank you Iain

  2. plaridel

    funny, i didn’t expect that. i thought of murder and mayhem. 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you plaridel. Murder and mayhem do usually follows Mr Bond around.

  3. StuHN

    She needs to make sure he doesn’t take her on the dance floor with people gunning for him. Lout

    1. Michael Humphris

      There would certainly be a degree of mayhem on the dance floor if Bond stepped on it.

  4. draliman

    I’m sure she’ll have a marvellous adventure 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Ha but will it be an adventure in which she lives to tell all.

  5. JS Brand

    Enjoyed this Michael. Michelle could have a scoop here – she’s the first journalist to know who the new James Bond is!

    1. Michael Humphris

      That’s spot on JS, but Michelle has yet to write up her scoop.

      1. JS Brand

        Let’s hope she survives long enough to call her story in.

        1. Michael Humphris

          If she survives, it means that I also have a scoop. Fingers crossed

  6. pennygadd51

    What a surprise! I hope Michelle gets her story – and stays in one piece!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Michelle likes surprises, however she has yet to get her scoop back to the press office.

  7. granonine

    A blast from the past 🙂 Most enjoyable.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Bond is hoping to advoid blasts, untill he gets his contract signed by the film company. Whilst Michelle wants to deliver her scoop to the news media.

  8. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Michelle certainly got more than she bargained for. Now I have to wonder, which Bond? Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan or Daniel Craig? 😉



    1. Dale

      As long as it’s not Timothy Dalton 😉

      1. Michael Humphris

        Poor Timothy

    2. Michael Humphris

      Could it even perhaps be a future Bond actor! … If it is she certainly will have scoop.

  9. Dale

    This was a fun ride, Michael. Methinks she’ll have more than a story to tell… being a Bond girl not only involves risk… 😉

    1. Michael Humphris

      I never have been any good at telling the romantic side of a story, but so far the fun’s been all Bonds…

  10. anuragbakhshi

    Ha, won’t we all love to read that story!

    1. Michael Humphris

      We certainly would, for a scoops a scoop. Who will be the new Bond is top secret

  11. Abhijit Ray

    With Bond as driver, Michelle is up for the ride of her life. Who knows if she can impress bond enough, what is up in store for later.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Michelle is not your typical Bond girl, but she will impress the new Bond…

  12. JoHawkTheWriter

    I would not have expected to find James driving a cab. Bet she gets her story and then some.

    1. Michael Humphris

      After Daniel Craig the new Bond actor may do things quite different, he may be rather like Superman and have a reporter friend called Michelle. Thank you Jo for making me think deeper about Michelle’s role…

      1. JoHawkTheWriter

        You know the more I think on this the more I like the idea. But she needs a great moniker like Moneypenny’s. Yes I am liking this quite a lot.

        1. Michael Humphris

          Thank you so much, Jo.

  13. jillyfunnell

    Well she shopped well for her story! Difficult to choose which Bond from Sean and Roger.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Jilly, it is amazing how the Bond stories go on and on.

  14. michaelwynnauthor

    See, there’s always a story as long as you’re prepared to look. 🙂 She was lucky but I presume he was waiting there for her, as he knew she was in danger even if she didn’t

    1. Michael Humphris

      Now you have added another layer, and got me thinking. Pleased to see you back Micheal.

  15. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    I knew that someday he would have to retire… but somehow I expect him to have a hard time even keeping his driver’s license.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Perhaps he is not licensed to drive, thank you for commenting Björn

  16. magarisa

    Michelle will certainly have a story to tell… if she survives, that is. Brilliant take on the prompt.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I my mind she survives and even starts to help and guide this new Bond

  17. Brenda's Thoughts

    Well, the story found her! She’s in for an adventure. A very entertaining story, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Brenda, I have a whole new role for Michelle, perhaps even as an aid to Bond

  18. lisarey1990

    Very creative & entertaining.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you for your support, it is appreciated

  19. Anshu Bhojnagarwala

    Wow..I am sure she would get more than a story being the Bond girl!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am thinking about whether her story might be developed, thank you Anshu

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