The Cat’s Out Of The Bag

My heart was in my mouth as the cop stopped my car and said, “Please step out of the car Sir, and keep your hands where I can see them. No sudden movements please.” I debated taking him out, but then saw that he had adequate backup, so decided to try deception instead.

I started fiddling with the remote in my hand, and the cop’s eyes started looking above me as expected. I almost smirked at the ease of it all, when he said sternly, “I asked you to get out of the car, not the mannequin on whose lap you are sitting.”

I know when I am beaten, so I got out slowly as instructed. As the cop was searching me for any hidden tricks up my proverbial and legendary sleeve, I asked him, “How did you recognize me during a random checking?”

“Well,” he replied, “your giant ego let you down little one. In my 30 years of service, I am yet to see another cat wear those long, shiny, black boots.”


173 words.

This story has been written as a part of the Flash Fiction Challenge by the good folks at Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers ( The photo prompt was given, and a story was to be written on it in less than 175 words. I just about made it 🙂


About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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9 Responses to The Cat’s Out Of The Bag

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, loved the twist in this. Nicely done.

  2. James says:

    Had to wait until the very ending to “get it.” Well done.

  3. Hahaha! I didn’t realize it was the cat he was pulling over until almost at the end. GReat twist and lovely story!

  4. Michael says:

    Most enjoyable, you led me along beautifully.

  5. The Chad says:

    Nice job. This is Puss in Boots, right?

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