Visual Anomalies – Friday Fictioneers

Photo by: Erin Leary

Visual Anomalies

“I come here quite often,” said Evan, leading George beside the old wooden gazebo.

“To relax?” said George.

“To ponder,” shrugged Evan. “And consider the Universe.

“A good a spot to think, I suppose.”

Evan pointed down at the mushrooms growing nearby. “You might avoid those, though.”

George peered over the circular lenses of his dark glasses. “Why? They look perfectly ordinary.”

Evan smirked. “Yes, but they aren’t. A tiny dab in your mouth produces curious visual anomalies.”

George swiveled his horse’s head toward Evan. The purple polka dots on his pink fur quivered. “How do you know so much?”
Each week, the Friday Fictioneers join together to expand their minds (without assistance, mind you… ) and write flash fiction stories based upon a writer-supplied photo prompt. This week’s pic was provided by Erin Leary. Look here for more stories based upon Erin’s pic 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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33 Responses to Visual Anomalies – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Thanks for the chuckles! 😉


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  2. I did not expect that! As usual, thank you for the laughs and smiles.


    • EagleAye says:

      That’s the way I like it, a story like a jack in the box. Something crazy pops up at the end. You’re very welcome. Laughs and smiles come free of charge. Thanks much, Francesca! 🙂

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  3. Lyn says:

    He’s on a roll today 😀

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  4. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear EA,

    When the student is ready a teacher will appear…as well as other things. A great story that brings back fond memories.



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  5. gahlearner says:

    Quite a way to ponder, and consider the universe. Thanks for the laugh.

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  6. I never Fictioneered before, so I’m reading everyone…I had a good time writing, not so much with the mechanics of putting it up. I laughed too…always a plus. Susannah

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    • EagleAye says:

      That’s great to hear. Welcome to the Friday Fictioneers. It’s a great bunch of international creative minds. I think you’ll like it here, especially after you get used to the posting mechanics. 😉 Glad to hear you laughed. Thanks much, Susannah!


  7. Jan Brown says:

    Great story. I like the psychedelic ending 🙂

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  8. pattisj says:

    So much fun with one hundred words. You always pull a fast one on us.

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  9. Dear Eric,

    It all seems perfectly normal to me. 😉 Great story.



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  10. erinleary says:

    Nice one. Loved the ending.

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  11. Hah! Fantastic last lines.

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  12. storydivamg says:

    You have to be careful which mushrooms you trust, eh?


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  13. Good story! Unexpectedly funny – the best kind.

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  14. Ha.That was a funny story, but too late for me to read what you didn’t tell me not to eat before some pink thing slept up in me mooth and I’d eaten it.
    I do not helloosesinate.

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  15. rgayer55 says:

    Good one, Eric. I’ve read a lot of mushroom stories this week, some deadly, and some were a real trip. Yours was the most fun.

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