Enhancement – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about a brilliant scientific mind with an early setback, begins after the photo.

Genre: Science Fiction/Humor

Photo by: Jennifer Pendergast


“Well, this is it,” said Jeremy, sadly eyeing the university archway. “I still don’t think it’s fair.”

“I’m truly sorry,” said University Dean, Vernon Mansfield.

“You must admit the results were spectacular.”

“Indeed. The field of Medical Nanotechnology will never be the same.”

“So why am I being dismissed? Didn’t he like them?”

Mansfield sighed. “I’m sure President Colthwaite enjoys his wife’s new DD breasts, but you should’ve informed him…and her, before applying the technique.”

“I suppose so.” He surreptitiously pointed towards Mansfield’s crotch. “By the way, how’s that doing?”

Mansfield hid a smile. “Quite good. My wife sends her eternal thanks.”
Each week, the Friday Fictioneers meet to perform particularly powerful presentations of pretentious prudence and write up to 100 words of flash fiction from a photo prompt. You can join in, or find many other story answers to the photo above right here: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/30-may-2014/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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30 Responses to Enhancement – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Jan Brown says:

    Very funny!!! Maybe the Dean can set him up in a private lab and go 50/50 on what are sure to be record profits.

    But…why was the President’s wife unhappy with the technology? Are her DD’s filled with itty bitty little nanobots? Intriguing!


    • EagleAye says:

      Personally, I think the university made a mistake. With medical technology like that, an already multi-billion dollar industry could triple in sales. Much prestige for the university. It’s just that Jeremy didn’t even tell the wife about it. She woke up, quite different one more morning. 😉

      And no, they’re not little nanobots, they’re her own fat cells constructed from her own DNA. No risk of rejection, no chance of saline leakage. Chance of ill-health: virtually unknown. What could be better? Now Jeremy will get rich, and the university forgotten. Pride goeth before a fall, they say. Thanks much for visiting, Jan! 🙂


  2. If you arrange for Jeremy to contact me, I’d appreciate it. I have something to discuss.
    (Lovely story.)


  3. Danny James says:

    Ouch! Did he update his status on Facebook?



  4. elappleby says:

    Very funny – I’m still giggling 🙂


  5. Dear Eric,

    I feared the title meant just what it meant. As for the DD’s I don’t even want to know. 😉




    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, brand new DDs on a 50-year old woman are a bit curious. That’s for the university President to figure out. Otherwise, just know the Dean is quite happy. No further details necessary. 😉 Thanks much for visiting Rochelle!


  6. Yikes! This made me laugh – not loudly, not one of those “Har Har” kind of noises just a “Ha! Oh, my, THAT’S very funny!


  7. Bastet says:

    🙂 intriguing idea!


  8. Ankur Mithal says:

    Compelling. Curious to know more 🙂


  9. Very humorous. I don’t know if the President will be so pleased when he gets the bill for his wife’s entire new wardrobe. If that happened to a real woman, she’d be getting tremendous backaches. That would be a tremendous load to carry around. 🙂 Well written. —Susan


  10. Indira says:

    You and your ideas! Very funny.


  11. Lyn says:

    LOL. Oh dear (shakes head) Eric, Eric, Eric…


  12. elmowrites says:

    heehee, nice idea and I think the Dean has mixed feelings about letting this one go


  13. subroto says:

    But of course, what else would Medical Nanotechnology be used for?


    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Actually, a lot of things. Imagine surgery without ever opening the body, removal of cancer cells. Bone breaks could be healed in hours rather than weeks. Heart valves could be reconstructed and made new again. Nanites could serve as another level of immune defense, stopping viruses while the body is still developing a defense. The uses are numerous. Still I imagine the technique that gets most press would be in body modification and cosmetic surgery.


  14. WeaverGrace says:

    Thanks for the laugh this morning 🙂 I like your snappy pace, and packed humor; how closely you stuck with the details of the photo (going through the arch, off to the vast distance, bicycles likely used by people behind the photographer’s POV); that you used a subject that you know. I enjoy your post-post commentary.


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