Friday, August 01, 2008

I'm watching you!

This week one of the prompts on Matinee Muse is 'the spy in me'.

Wouldn’t it be fun to be a spy! I often imagine myself sitting at a cafe table reading a newspaper with two holes cut in it for my eyes to peep through. Or standing facing a shop window watching the reflection of someone on the other side of the road. What fun it would be to wear a false beard and moustache or pop a wig on my head! And I could have one of those big magnifying glasses!

I could listen in to people’s phone calls and intercept their mail. I could make phone calls with a handkerchief over the mouthpiece, and put on foreign accents. I’d have a little camera in my collar and a tape recorder in my hat!

Wouldn’t it be great to hide in wardrobes and under beds; see what people are getting up to and listen to secret conversations?

I can see myself disguised as a cleaner and searching through filing cabinets in closed offices. I’d take photos of secret documents and take down numbers and addresses.

One day I’d pretend to be a chauffeur and another butler. I might even dress as a woman!
.But it’s never going to happen. It’s fun to imagine though. I guess there’s always been something of the spy in me!


  1. i have this vision like Jaimie Lee Curtis in "true lies" ...

    you made me wish i could be spy too !!!

  2. dare you... post a photo of you dressed as a woman.. ha ha... love it!! great pace.

  3. Enjoyed that. Although it's easier than you think nowadays. Just join your local council ;-)

  4. If you become a spy, can I be your assistant?


  5. That's the great thing about imaginations you can do anything you want to and be the best at it.

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

    Have a great day Keith

  6. That's seem really interesting, Keith!

    The many possible disguises you mentioned are appealing and stir my imagination. It's amusing to reaize that somewhere in our fantasy are things we woud be interested to do and we know would never do.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

  7. too funny... i used to think it would be fun,, but as of late i think the
    lack of short term memory would be a down fall!!!!

    in addition, i just want to let you know i am posting my new poetry on justpaisley.... now, and i sure would love it if you came over and had a look....

  8. Oh wouldn't that be great Or turn into a birdy and sit on poeples shoulder listening.

  9. I'm not coordinated enough to be a spy. I love James Bond movies, but I never would have survived the first attempt at my demise.

  10. that was a good read keith.. enjoyed the whimsical approach to the light side of possibilities...



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