Friday Fictioneers – Nothing to Declare

Hands up, this isn’t my best. It was completed on my 30 minute lunch break. I was partly reminiscing about school, my partner in crime during the school days (who played the cello) and one of my favourite Bond moments. So I apologise to those who don’t get the vague reference, I hope you enjoy it anyway.

If you want to play along, head over to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

2 Double bass in a locker

Copyright Roger Cohen

Nothing to Declare

“Which one?”

“The lighter one”

“Do you think they would notice it missing?”

“Nah, not if we’re quick”

Beth stood on the tips of her toes and peered out of the tiny window. “Snow is looking pretty thick at the moment, perfect conditions”

“You keep a watch whilst I get the case”

Jess dashed into the adjoining cupboard and fought through the various instruments to drag out the cello case. It was nearly the size of her.

“Psst” she heard from Beth “Mrs Newel is coming, get out of there”

Hearing her teacher’s heels walk down the hallway, Jess quickly put the case back and joined Beth back by the cellos.

“We’ll try again tomorrow” whispered Beth “I bet Bond never had this much trouble”


22 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Nothing to Declare

    • EmmaMc says:

      Thank you! I’m quite impressed by your resourcefulness and commitment. I’ve used a tea tray, bin bag and sheep feed bag and collected many bruises along the way.

  1. maturestudenthanginginthere says:

    Hello there. I think I lost your blog for a while – for some reason the link disappeared. Delighted that it is now showing up in my reader again. I loved this little piece – thank you. Listen I’ve decided that I really want to write more fiction and am thinking of starting up my ‘Something for the Weekend’ just a piece of fiction each weekend. If you’re interested pop over to my blog. I’m going to post something this week to see if anyone is interested in doing it – what do you think?

    • EmmaMc says:

      Hello! Thank you and lovely you have you back again. That sounds like a great idea, I think half the time by imposing a deadline you make sure you sit down and write each week. I was thinking of doing something similar – but more along the editing side as that is where I am failing at the moment.

  2. rich says:

    ways to save a few words: “Beth stood on the tips of her toes and peered out of the tiny window.” instead, “Beth stretched upon her toes and peered through the tiny window.” saved 4 words. eh, not much, but it adds up.

    well done. i like the playfulness.

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