Easy Victory – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about a former great ruler contemplating his future, begins aft the photo.

Genre: Speculative Fiction/Humor

Photo by: Claire Fuller

Easy Victory

The undead king, Atrenidos, stood on a street corner in Massachusetts. His stone-like visage made him appear a statue though the revenant was quite mobile. Once in control of 75% of the known world over 2000 years ago, he now looked on with trepidation.

Awakening from slumber, he feared that he could never wrest control away from these people. People so intelligent, they’d invented spaceflight and the instant information-sharing capacity of the internet.

And then he witnessed a man attempting to drive, drink coffee, and text all at once…in snowy streets.

Atrenidos smiled a stony smile. Taking over this world would be an easy victory.
Every week, take up the art of story-telling. A trade begun by the great scholars of old, telling the stories of great kings. Prompted by a photo, like the one at the top of this post, the Fictioneers write up to 100 words of fiction. Look for more great stories right here: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/4-july-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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20 Responses to Easy Victory – Friday Fictioneers

  1. OOOooHHHhhh. How often I think the same thing about the present day world. This story made me smile then laugh. Thank you.


    • EagleAye says:

      I know. I sometimes fear we’re doomed. Or perhaps, we’re just seeing Darwinism in action. Those who aren’t smart enough to avoid texting while driving, will not survive. Future generations may thank us. πŸ˜‰ Glad you got a laugh, and thanks for stopping in! πŸ™‚


  2. Sandra says:

    We’re going to be a push-over for him… nice one!


  3. Lyn says:

    We can only hope that there are enough of us out there smart enough not to text while we drive to defeat Atrenidos. With your smarts and inventiveness, you can be in charge of our army πŸ˜€


    • EagleAye says:

      I will endeavor to be worthy of the title when the day comes. I think a test for my staff members will be hidden cams to see if they text while driving. πŸ˜‰


  4. Dear Eric,

    If sense was common we’d all have some. Clever story and you taught me a new word. Revenant.

    Thank you.




    • EagleAye says:

      That’s a very good point. I guess that’s why so many people make me nervous. Apparently, sense really isn’t so common. Glad to teach the history teacher this time around. Thanks much, Rochelle!


  5. EagleAye, All mankind can hope for is that Atrenidos becomes addicted to texting, drinking and driving, computer gaming, etc. and is too busy to conquer the world again. Good, humorous, and well-written story. πŸ™‚ —Susan


    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! It may turn out that our best defense is reruns of “Jersey Shore.” Programming so stupid, it actually mesmerizes the wicked into inaction. Or perhaps he’ll spend all his time updating facebook with selfies and forget about taking over the world. We can hope anyway. πŸ˜‰


  6. yarnspinnerr says:

    A truly relevant take.


  7. If ever we needed those self driven cars we were promised in grade school.
    Remember those movies of the future?


    • EagleAye says:

      Yes I do! Loved those movies. If cars were driving themselves, then texting wouldn’t be so dangerous. It still amazes me to see people doing that in while driving. Oh well…Darwinism.


  8. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Eric, I enjoyed your story and it has been good to ponder . You did a great job with the prompt this week! Thanks! Nan πŸ™‚


  9. Pratik Kirve says:

    Wooooooh…!! Reality presented creatively in only 100 words!! Great story with an important message. Cheers! πŸ™‚


  10. Ah yes, you rock, evil undead king! I love wicked conspirers as such and what could be better than this πŸ˜€ Dig the name too!


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