Photo prompt curtsy of C E Ayr

The shade add something special at this time of day. It’s a good time to pick pockets, everyone is relaxed. See the girl in the red top, I lifted a iPhone 11 from her pocket. It’s night mode potential will be great for taking incriminating photos. But first I will utilise her contacts. Let’s see. A publishing house, boring. Perhaps I could send them my draft of how to shop lift with impunity. Wait, what’s this, MI5. Dam she’s a fellow agent. Well back to surveillance. It’s my job after all. Now where is …

Switching on the camera

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  1. Tannille

    All good until she activates “find my phone”. Pick pocketing isn’t what it use to be. Fun story.

    1. Michael Humphris

      That’s true, sadly our old agent does not understand modern technology

  2. neilmacdon

    An MI5 agent with the MI5 contact number on her phone? I don’t think so. He’s safe. She’s a journalist

    1. Michael Humphris

      That’s true, being a journalist gives great access to lots of people and differing sites.

  3. Anita

    Fellow agent’s phone pickpocket!
    Agents aren’t paid well? Why this extra profession? 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      In my tangled brain, he is a time traveller with a taste for crime.

  4. Iain Kelly

    Now why would MI5 send two agents without telling them? A mole hunt perhaps?

    1. Michael Humphris

      In my tangled brain he is a time traveller with a fetish for collecting.

  5. ceayr

    Seems the girl in the red top is a rubbish agent!

    1. Michael Humphris

      It may not be so my dear sir, she is up against a time travelling agent. Perhaps her job is to nab him. Rubbish I know, but I am sticking to my story.

  6. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Big oops, I’d say. I think both of them will be looking for another job soon.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Perhaps, but if he is a time traveller ? She might have allowed him to nick her phone, so she could track his movements. Rubbish I know…

  7. pennygadd51

    Haha! An ingenious take on the prompt. I like your villainous MI5 agent!

    1. Michael Humphris

      You are so right, he is a villainous thief. He was encouraged to pick her pocket. She intends to trap him.

  8. msjadeli

    I like what you did with the prompt, Michael. You led me on a merry chase.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I think my muse took me on a roundabout journey, it was a chase which I did not win…

  9. justjoyfulness

    Time traveler caught the wrong bus and landed in the wrong century. He should have stolen a phone manual first 😀

    1. Michael Humphris

      He is so bright it seems.

  10. Sandra

    His cover is blown. Still if he didn’t know about the ‘find phone’ facility he only had a short career ahead of him.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Maybe, but then again he might be playing a game…

  11. Liz Young

    He’d better hope she hasn’t got a 00 prefix – licenced to kill.

    1. Michael Humphris

      That’s true even her phone might have a self destructing mode, it seems that he is not so bright.

  12. granonine

    Light-fingered, entertaining fun 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Linda, that was all I was aiming for this week.

  13. draliman

    And there’s her thinking with social distancing she’s safe from pickpockets 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      True one would think so, but perhaps there is a invisible cloak in use

  14. Na'ama Yehuda

    Crime does not always pay … or … the cost might be too high … 😉

    1. Michael Humphris

      He is hoping to slip the phone back in her pocket before she realises that it has gone

      1. Na'ama Yehuda

        Good luck to him, then … 😉

  15. michaelwynnauthor

    Whoops, picked the wrong pocket.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Perhaps he knows what he is about, and hopes to slip the phone back in her pocket before she notices that it has gone.

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