Soda Pop – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about the perils of early science, begins after the photo by Jan Wayne Fields.


Soda Pop

Most people know of Spontaneous Human Combustion, but few know of Spontaneous Human Explosion. The first known case is of the renowned huntsman, R.J. Farnsworth. He’d discovered a plant extract used by an Indonesian tribe that produces substantial gases. Farnsworth planned to create the first example of soda pop from a vial stolen from the tribe. Unfortunately, the nature of his “procurement” meant he received no instructions and was unaware of how much extract to apply to one glass.

Farnsworth perished at his desk while writing this:

Soda Pop tickles the nose wonderfully, though there’s an unaccountable swelling of the belly and…oh dear…


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 Soda Pop – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dear Eric,

    I’ve kept the light on for you.

    So much for that tickle. Loved your glancing use of the photo. Unique and entertaining.




    • EagleAye says:

      Thanks Rochelle! That light helped me find my way home. 😉 I’m still here in the Phil’s, but that itch to write still burns. It’s very different writing on a tablet so my post is a bit rough. Bear with me until I get back. Thanks so much for the visit! 🙂


  2. Eric, Whoops! That was deadly and messy at the same time. It was his own fault though, and he suffered the ultimate punishment. Hilarious in a dark humor/scary way. :D/ O_o Well written. 🙂 —Susan


  3. Indira says:

    Very funny. LOL.


  4. Great story!! Loved it!! 🙂


  5. I was ready to STOP reading for the week because I truly have read every submission this week. Tired of weeding and packing for my 9 day trip to Denver, I thought “what the heck”. Once again I’m glad I did. This was truly a wonderful read. Alicia


  6. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Eric, Really cute and clever! You’re funny Eric! Nan 🙂


  7. Ugh! Wouldn’t want to clean up *that* mess! LOL


  8. Lyn says:

    I wonder who he left the desk to in his will…I wouldn’t mind taking it if there are no other takers. I could do with a desk like that. It looks perfectly clean considering what recently happened. Boom Boom shake the room! Eric has done it again 😀


  9. pattisj says:

    Your humor hasn’t taken a vacation!


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