Investigation – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about an investigation suddenly taking flight, begins after the photo.

Genre: Science Fiction/Humor

Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


Detective Witten scanned the room full of musical instruments. “So our uranium thief is also a musician.”

“Odd,” said Jones. “It’s a weird instrument arrangement.”

“Oh? You’re not just a NASA scientist, but a musician too?”

“Yep. You?”

“Long time ago…” He played a few bars on a keyboard.

“Don’t do that!”


The house suddenly rumbled and shook them to the floor.

“The instruments. They’re controls for a spaceship!”

Looking out the window, Witten said, “Any chance you brought a parachute? Spacesuit?”

“Nope.” sighed Jones. “What did you play?

“The intro to ‘Fly Like An Eagle.'”

“Well play, ‘Goin Down’ quick!”
Author’s Notes:

“Fly Like An Eagle” (a terrific cover by Seal)

“Goin’ Down” by blues great, Freddie King

Special bonus. I couldn’t use this because the title doesn’t mention flying, but the lyrics do.
A great vid for one of my faves. “One Fine Morning” by Lighthouse.


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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33 Responses to Investigation – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Clever… hope it’s the right tune.. (but not the brightest detectives on the planet)

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  2. Really nice idea for the prompt. I didn’t see that coming.

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  3. Lyn says:

    Eric, you always keep us on our toes. It’s one of the reasons I look forward to reading your posts. There is always something funny, exciting or a completely twisted ending πŸ™‚

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    • EagleAye says:

      I do love to entertain with some bizarre twists. πŸ˜‰ It’s the product of a years of listening to acid rock, British comedy, and some tasty strong Ale, . πŸ˜‰ In turn I always enjoy reading your thoughts. Thanks much, Lyn!


  4. pattisj says:

    I thought of crime scene as soon as I saw the darkness of the photo. Too much CSI, I suppose, but why do they always go in the dark with their little flashlights? Happy landing!

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    • EagleAye says:

      I think it’s the lighting. It’s got the same ambiance as the sets in all those investigation TV series. I don’t know about the flashlights. Maybe because they’re nifty? πŸ˜‰ The fellas made it back to the ground okay, but they had to jam for a bit before they made it. πŸ˜‰ Thanks much, Patti!


  5. margirene says:

    They could have some fun out there with that kind of power – they just need to expand their repertoire. Imagine the possibilities. great story.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah they could. They could land the house on the highway, and then scream at all of the cars to get out of their driveway. πŸ˜‰ They have to be careful of the music though. “Flight of the Bumblebee” could put them in orbit! Thanks kindly for the visit, Marg! πŸ™‚


  6. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Eric EagleAye, Very clever story and I really enjoyed the music. I’m a blues fan and when the “Thrill is Gone” plays, I’m in heaven! Great story – funny and the inept detectives are riding at their own expense. Great idea of how the spaceship works! Nan πŸ™‚

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    • EagleAye says:

      Most cool! I was hoping there were some blues fans out there. Goin’ Down is one my faves along with Boom Boom. I’d hoped the detectives were worthy of a laugh. Glad to hear it worked. Thanks so much, Nan!


  7. I was thinking he played “Final Countdown” or something. πŸ™‚ I liked this. There’s so much potential for humor in this idea.

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  8. LucyJartz says:

    I love that they had to “jam for a bit” to get back home. Thanks for sharing the music links, and introducing me to ‘new’ music.

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  9. Indira says:

    ‘Fiddling with unknown things…’ so true. Brilliant use of music titles. Enjoyed.

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  10. HA! Well done Eric! πŸ™‚

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  11. Hi Eric, I love the whimsy in your work. It’s original and awesome. Thanks. I haven’t heard that last song before and the second one, maybe by someone else. It’s great discovering new music, even when its been around a long time. Thanks. LHN

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    • EagleAye says:

      Thanks LHN! Yeah there’s often whimsy in my writing. Lucky for me you enjoy it too.

      It’s great to hear you enjoyed the music. I love sharing whenever possible. There’s no way any one person can know all the music that’s out there, so sharing is very important. Glad you had fun, and thanks! πŸ™‚

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  12. Dear Eric,

    Sometimes I wish my room was an airship of some kind. Then I could travel where I wanted. In a sense, as writers, we do travel where ever we want to, don’t we? Fun story.



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  13. O.K. now I’m humming Fly Like an Eagle. Very fun take on the prompt.

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  14. Just as long as no one plays “Across the Universe”…super funny!

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  15. rgayer55 says:

    I love this, Eric. What a fun piece. Your imagination really soars.

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