Short Stories & Flash Fiction
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Stake Out

“It’s too cold for this,” Natalia whined, trying to avoid touching the metal arms of the rattan chair. Michael scowled at her.

“Can you at least try to look like you want to be here. I don’t want a repeat of Denmark.”

“We got out alive didn’t we,” Natalia shrugged.

“Only just. You have a way of turning simple into deadly.”

“You’re exaggerating,” she grinned. “Three guys with machine guns, nothing major about that.”

“For you maybe,” Michael snorted. “You forget-”

“Yeah, yeah, I know. You’re a geek, not an operative…”

“We’ve got movement-”

“I mean I don’t- hey wait! Where are you going?”


Copyright-Melanie Greenwood

I really like writing about spies.

Edit: The Follow Up Piece Is Called ‘Sword Play’ and I’ve got a friend who’s drawing it as well! Yay!

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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


  1. It reminds me a little of Get Smart, although there they were both operatives. I guess he’s getting out while he can. 🙂

    • Thank you and I’m glad you think so. I’ve actually just used these characters again because people seem to like them so much.

    • Well I did end up following the story up and linked it to the bottom of the post.
      I’m glad you found my work entertaining.

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