Security Specialists – Friday Fictioneers

Photo by: Dawn Landau

Security Specialists

Chloe and her dog Sauvigny walked down the line of people at the train station.

Chloe pointed at a woman.

“Nope,” said Sauvigny.

She pointed at the next man.

“Yep,” he said.

The security man beside Chloe shot him.

“What the devil…?” screeched Peppin the new, uninformed Rail Master.

He stopped when the man’s head collapsed and alien tentacles burst out. The alien convulsed briefly, then died.

“Aliens infiltrating,” explained Chloe. “Sauvigny’s nose knows.”

Sauvigny pulled hard towards another man. “That one! Yes, that one!”

“Well, shoot it!” shouted Peppin, angry that the security man didn’t move.

“No,” sighed Chloe. “That guy has dog biscuits.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Each week, the Friday Fictioneers meet on a train in France and ride the rails until inspiration hits us. We write up to 100 words of flash fiction based upon a photo prompt. Look here for more stories based upon the photo above:

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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43 Responses to Security Specialists – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Hilarious! That last line is just fantastic.

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  2. Poor Peppin, I can imagine that was not the best way to start the day! Sniffer dogs are very clever. Again, another great take on the prompt.
    It made me smile, especially that little twist at the end!

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  3. storydivamg says:

    Great story, Eric. I’ve often wondered about the “dog biscuit” side of canine units. I wonder how Madeline tells the difference.

    One question: Why do we meet Chloe in the beginning and then have a switch to Madeline in the last part of the story?

    All my best,
    Marie Gail

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yikes! Looks like I got into a rush. Good catch! I fixed it and now it’s Chloe all the way through. Anyway, real canine units are highly disciplined. Dog biscuits with someone the dog doesn’t know wouldn’t distract them very much. Chloe’s dog isn’t a professional, and since Sauvigny can talk, well, you know something’s a bit odd there. Thanks for the visit and for the watchful eye. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Colline says:

    An interesting take. I enjoyed reading it.

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  5. This is great, so much packed in here, from aliens to dog biscuits. ๐Ÿ™‚ Luckily they know the dog well enough to know which one it is.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, I was thinking about that. What happened the first time Sauvigny did that? Might’ve been a tough lesson. Glad you enjoyed it. I really appreciate the kind words. Thanks much!


  6. Lyn says:

    LOL you’re on a roll today Eric ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Robin says:

    I thought it was funny when I read the twist of the dog sniffing out aliens (vs. drugs, etc.); but the line about dog biscuits is fantastic!

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  8. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Eric,
    You are a loon and I love it. Still laughing here.

    Will no longer carry dog biscuits to the train station, just in case.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. It’s true, I am. An unrepentant loon, specifically. Glad you got a laugh. You can carry dog biscuits at the train station. They won’t shoot you for that…not intentionally. Hmm, okay don’t carry them. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks much, Doug!


  9. Dear Eric,

    You have to be one of the most warped writers in this group. Please don’t ever leave. Sauvigny knows what side his dog biscuit is buttered on. I could picture this.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! Thank you, Rochelle. Flattery will get you everywhere. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sauvigny is quite bright, and much more inclined to talk when dog biscuits are involved. Thanks so much, Rochelle!


  10. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    A talking dog? What kind of nonsense is this? Oh, right. The very best kind. Thanks for the laughs.

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  11. Ha, ha, ha! One of my favorite funny stories of FF.


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  12. Jan Brown says:

    Great idea for a story–the most original response to this week’s photo prompt, in my opinion.

    Love the funny twist ending, too!

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  13. Michael B. Fishman says:

    I loved your imaginative story and thank you for the laugh on this cold Minnesota morning ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. empeck says:

    Oh, this one was so much fun. Sounds like the dog’s training needs a little work. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Yeah, he doesn’t exactly have that military discipline. This is an off-the-cuff operation. I’m glad you had fun. I love hearing that. Thank you much! ๐Ÿ™‚


  15. adamjasonp says:

    Very imaginative. It got laughing a bitโ€”who would have thought of aliens for this photo? (You.)

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  16. Oh Danny Boy says:

    :-8 That’s all I got! Except, I’m glad you have some more aliens to kill.


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  17. riotous—how do you come up with all this funny alien stuff?

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  18. afairymind says:

    This is a great take on the prompt – very amusing. ๐Ÿ™‚ The dog biscuit line at the end is really good.

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  19. I really enjoyed this one, the end line is hilarious!

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  20. Indira says:

    Very interesting take.

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