False Advertising – Friday Fictioneers

Photo by: Douglas M. MacIlroy

False Advertising

Edwina Spider hummed a lullaby as she worked.

“Is the silk suit really necessary?” said Mr. Roach.

“Yes, very,” said Edwina.

“By the way, it’s pinching at the crotch.”

“Oh! Very sorry, sir.” Edwina made an adjustment. “Better?”

Mr. Roach groaned. “Yes, thank you. So what happens later?”

“Well. Later, you’ll feel a slight jab, but it’s nothing to worry about.”

“And then?”

“In a few hours you’ll definitely notice a difference.”

“I see. I found your site on the inter-web, you know.”

“Good to hear that,” grinned Edwina.

Mr. Roach sighed. “I dearly hope Edwina’s Weight Loss Program works for me.”
Each week, the Friday Fictioneers are caught and flippantly fleeced like frenetically fouled French fruit flies in the webs of our own imagination. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields provides a photo prompt and we start writing. Often photos are provided by fellow writers. This week, Douglas MacIlroy offered a macro pic. Nice one, Doug! Look here for more stories based upon the photo above: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/19-december-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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25 Responses to False Advertising – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Indira says:

    Now who will not love this story. Superb.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Oh Danny Boy says:

    I’m sure the weight loss program will work for him.



  3. Surreal and sinister in one short story. Nice.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Dear Eric,

    I’m afraid Mr. Roach is about to lose more weight than he bargained for. Funny.



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  5. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear EA,

    Hard not to miss the inter-web and a pretty perfect story all the way round. I need to avail myself of Edwina’s program. Loved this whimsical tale.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Thank you! *blush blush* But stay away from Edwina. Her program is very aggressive and entirely too permanent. 😉 Glad you enjoyed the story. Great pic, by the way. 🙂


  6. Lyn says:

    I shed no tears for Mr Roach. Good one, Eric. Give him a cockroach and a spider, and he builds a weight loss industry 😀

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  7. Margaret says:

    Edwina’s a smooth operator, and he doesn’t suspect a thing. Actually the weight loss industry can be rather predatory.


    • EagleAye says:

      Oh yes, it certainly can, but at least the industry predates upon your money mostly, not your very flesh! Edwina is pretty slick, or perhaps Mr. Roach is terribly naive. Thanks for stopping in! 🙂


  8. storydivamg says:

    Nice! A fun way to share a timely warning. Good work.
    All my best,
    Marie Gail


  9. EagleAye says:

    Yep. Stay away from Edwina. Glad you had fun. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


  10. This made me chuckle inter-web and all.


  11. I hope Mr Roach sees the light before it’s too late. Oh, it is! A great analogy about fraud, scams on the web!

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  12. EagleAye, I find it hard to fell sorry for Mr. Roach also, After all, spiders have to eat too. Funny story and well written. 😀 Happy Holidays! 🙂 — Suzanne

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