A Good Day – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about old Gods dealing with diminished powers and someone finding new powers, begins after the photo.

Genre: Speculative Fiction/Humor

Photo by: Kelly Sands

A Good Day

“Well?” said Hera, looking down at the heavy clouds over London. “Now would be a good time.”

“Can’t,” groused Zeus. “My Thunderbolts haven’t arrived from the Post.”


The Postman took another nip, and tucked the bottle away after delivering to 100 Olympic Court instead of 00 Olympic Ave. Weaving slightly, he shambled back to the lorry.


Young Robert Potley winced from yet more bruises delivered by the Haddington brothers. Now he had bruises on his bruises. Sighing, he opened the strange package on the doorstep. Immediately, he recognized the gleaming object. He smiled evilly.

Today would be A Good Day.
Each week, The Friday Fictioneers join to imagine 100 words of flash fiction from an image prompt, like the one at the top of this post. Look here for the prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and many other stories from inventive minds: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/11-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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30 Responses to A Good Day – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Can’t argue with mislaid post — funny stuff, darling.


  2. “Now he had bruises on his bruises” and “Now would be a good time.” What the heck do these Thunderbolts do? Got me wondering.


  3. OOOOO….Love it! I wish I could have that package accidentally left on MY porch! 🙂


  4. Indira says:

    I am lost here. How much I don’t know surprises me.


    • EagleAye says:

      Sorry Indira. It’s Greek mythology. Zeus was the leader of the Greek gods on Mount Olympus. Zeus’ thunderbolts (lightning bolts) were his most powerful weapon. Imagine if a kid being bullied got hold of one of those?


  5. I love this!!! Fabulous story. 😀


  6. EagleAye, Hilarious. XD I see that even the gods are dependent on the postal service these days. That’s a big come down from ancient days. A drunken postman; now we know why mail is sometimes late and/or rerouted. Looks like Robert Potley has gained the upper hand big time. Well written. 🙂 —Susan


  7. high five and raspberries says:

    Time for Robert to go kick some serious *** ! Well done!


  8. Indira says:

    Bullies deserve that. Great story.


  9. Thunderbolts! Useful!


  10. That was great. A misbegotten gift from the Gods. May he strike the Haddingtons hard and fast. Randy


    • EagleAye says:

      Oh, you can count on it. It’s been a while since The Gods have bestowed a gift. None were more deserving than poor Robert, even if the gift was accidental. Thanks for the visit! 🙂


  11. rgayer55 says:

    And we wondered why so much of our mail ends up in the neighbors box? I’ll be on the lookout for a “special package.” Yes, I feel today will be a good day for young Robert. Well done, Eric.


  12. Lyn says:

    Aaah, there was so much satisfaction reading that and knowing what is going to happen to the bullies. And all of that from a photo of clouds. You’re amazing Eric 🙂
    Like Robert, I encountered bullies when I was a kid…they hate it when you pop them on the jaw and they land on their butt in front of all their friends. Funny, they never seem to come back for a rematch 😉


  13. Dear Eric,

    You just can’t trust the post these days. I recently mailed a package to a friend in Hawaii via Amazon. I ended up getting my money back and then it arrived at it’s destination some three months later. Perhaps it was the same drunken postman. 😉

    Funny stuff.




  14. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear EagleAye, Once again you have provided us with a very good unusual story. I love it that young Robert Potley is going to have a Good Day! Excellent! Nan 🙂


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