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The Art of the Heist

This Thievin' Thing Ain't For Everyone!

By Misty RaePublished 4 months ago โ€ข 1 min read
Top Story - June 2023
The Art of the Heist
Photo by Samuele Giglio on Unsplash

I've been a thief all my life. My Mama was a thief. My Grammie was a thief. Even my Daddy, they say, was a thief. I never met him. He left when I was a couple weeks old. Anyway, my point is, thieving's the family business.

It's not that we need to steal. We have all we need, in a strict sense. But there are luxuries, those extra comforts, you know. Like Mama always said when I was just a young fella, "It's your world too, so get out and take what you want from it."

A good heist has to be planned, but spontaneous. That sounds oxymoronic, but it's really not. You've got to be ready. You've got to scope out the target and its location, points of entry, exit. You have to know the players, their patterns, when they come and go. Careful study is essential.

An innocent, credible presentation is critical. Build that trust. Take that time. Trust me, it pays dividends.

Then, using the element of surprise, get in, and take the loot!

Like last night. I waited, I watched. Swiftly. Surely. Heart pounding. In and out. Long gone before anyone noticed. On the balcony...mmmmmmm, steak!

Who wouldn't trust this face?

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About the Creator

Misty Rae

Retired legal eagle, nature love, wife, mother of boys and cats, chef, and trying to learn to play the guitar. I play with paint and words. Living my "middle years" like a teenager and loving every second of it!

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  • David Perry4 months ago

    Brilliant. I really enjoyed this.

  • Barbara Gode Wiles4 months ago

    This was very good !

  • Heather Hubler4 months ago

    What a sweet face!! I loved the twist on this and how it was a whole family thing. A joy to read. Congratulations on Top Story, Misty :)

  • Cindy Calder4 months ago

    Very cute and enjoyable. Congratulations on your top story.

  • Heather Zieffle 4 months ago

    Great job! Loved the twist :)

  • HotTime4 months ago

    Good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • This was absolutely enchanting Misty. I loved loved loved the twist at the end. This is one of my favorite reads of the entire month so far. Great job.

  • So perfect.

  • Liz Sinclair4 months ago

    Fun story, great buildup and nice twist at the end.. Congrats on getting a Top Story!

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    Thought I had already commented, lol. This was a very creative and fun little take on the challenge! Nice one, Misty! Congrats too on Top Story!

  • Cassie Belau4 months ago

    Hahaha love this.. the ending is gold.

  • Nobody4 months ago

    Fun read for sure

  • Sagar Karn4 months ago

    Very good

  • R. J. Rani4 months ago

    This story had me smiling! Thanks for such a fun read ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰

  • Phil Flannery4 months ago

    Nice. I have a couple of thieves at home.

  • Mack Devlin4 months ago

    Great twist

  • Very good

  • Melissa Ingoldsby4 months ago

    Awww I enjoyed it!๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜very cute doggie ๐Ÿถ Congratulations on top story

  • The Dani Writer4 months ago

    Well done for another TOP STORY!

  • The Dani Writer4 months ago

    Wowsers!!! You rocked this one! Easy read and a thoroughly engaging ride to the end destination of CUTE.

  • Mohammed Darasi4 months ago

    hahaha.. that's a good story and the misdirection was really nice!

  • Real Poetic4 months ago

    This is hilarious and so well done.

  • That was great and a well deserved Top Story

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  • Gary Ragnarsson4 months ago

    I love this! Short and sweet, and so creative ๐Ÿ˜Š very well done, and congratulations on your Top Story!

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