Aches and Pains – Friday Fictioneers

Photo by: Stephen Baum

Aches and Pains

It had been a rough day at the Research Institute. Franki had a migraine all day. Walking through the pedestrian tunnel, she imagined cuddling at home with a pint of Rocky Road.

Three young thugs approached and blocked her way. “What up, girl?” asked Thug #1.

Franki whined, “C’mon! I’ve had a bad day.”

“Need a real man?” grinned Thug #2.

“I got bad PMS,” groaned Franki.

Thugs 2 and 3 circled behind her. “And I got needs,” grinned Thug #1. He lunged.

Two fractured skulls, four broken legs, and three separated shoulders later, the thugs lay broken at her feet.

Franki sighed, “And my bionic limbs are really itchy today!”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers weekly flash fiction challenge. This week’s photo prompt was thoughtfully provided by Stephen Baum. Look here to join in or just to see what other folks wrote: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/10-july-2015/

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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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51 Responses to Aches and Pains – Friday Fictioneers

  1. bionic limbs, served the thugs right!

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  2. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Serves them right, and I’m pretty sure they never saw that coming! πŸ™‚ Brilliant.

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

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  3. Ah.. bionic legs and PMS – that’s lethal, but serves them right.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Seriously. They messed with the very worst person in the world right then. They should count their blessings that she only hurt them…a little bit. πŸ˜‰ Thanks much Bjorn! πŸ™‚

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  4. Lyn says:

    That’s one of the things I love about you, Eric. You’re not afraid to show a girl a good time.
    There was something very satisfying about that story… πŸ˜€

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  5. Good for her! They deserved it! Great story Eric! Loved the ending!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. They did. I think breaking the bones of some violent thugs made her feel much better, but she still finished the day with some Rocky Road ice cream. πŸ˜‰ Glad the finish worked for you. Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

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  6. ceayr says:

    Entertaining tale, EA.
    With a kick up, rather than a sting in, the tail.

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  7. BrainRants says:

    Great twist. I’d have run at ‘PMS.’

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  8. babso2you says:

    I loved that she shit kicked the thugs! Well done! One correction if I may…Where you begin ‘Written for…’ the photographers name should be ‘Stephen’ instead of ‘Frank.’ Be well…

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  9. luckyjc007 says:

    Great story, and I loved the ending! You really have to be careful who your dealing with…I’m sure they won’t forget the experience!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Oh no. I doubt they’ll see opportunity any more when seeing a single woman alone, and that’s how it should be. Maybe they’ll give up thuggery and try doing something useful. One can only hope. Thanks so much!

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  10. Dear Eric,

    PMS is deadly enough, but bionic PMS? Thugs 1,2 and 3 are painfully aware of what comes from that. πŸ˜‰ Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • EagleAye says:

      They seriously should have stopped at the mention of PMS. Unfortunately, some folks insist on learning things the hard way. Now they must discover the agony of hospital bills. πŸ˜‰ Thanks much, Rochelle!

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  11. Apparently, these thugs have not adapted to the times.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, they haven’t caught up to the times that include world-changing technological updates like…reading. Had they bothered to read a newspaper, they’d have known people were walking around with bionic implants, from the Research Institute. *sigh* Some would rather learn from pain instead of words. πŸ˜‰

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  12. Yeah…don’t mess with her. An itchy bionic arm can make someone crabby I’m sure. πŸ™‚

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  13. micklively says:

    Now why can’t that happen in real life?
    Good piece.

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  14. afairymind says:

    I think they got exactly what they deserved! With the combination of PMS and itchy bionic limbs, they’re lucky they didn’t have even more injuries. Great story. πŸ™‚

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  15. ansumani says:

    LOL – Never mess a woman with PMS! Bionic limb or not!

    Good one…enjoyed it. Wish in real life Women stood a chance against 3 thugs.

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  16. storydivamg says:

    Good for her! Thanks for writing this, Eric. I like a feminist story that doesn’t feel forced.

    All my best,
    MG

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  17. Dale says:

    Ha ha! Love it! Make her day, boys… make her day!

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  18. Jan Brown says:

    She got the workout she needed! A most satisfying tale.

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    • EagleAye says:

      She should’ve shouted, “Any more volunteers!” This is good for her workout, and doesn’t need to purchase a punching bag. They just walk right up! πŸ˜‰ Thanks much, Jan! πŸ™‚

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  19. gahlearner says:

    Hah! It’s not like Franki didn’t warn them… I loved her reaction. Great story.

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  20. Margaret Leggatt says:

    I can just picture it. Love the dialogue, and the ending is wonderful – itchy bionic limbs! Ha!

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  21. Shey says:

    They’ve got it coming! Mmm, thinking of having rocky road too. πŸ™‚

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  22. i b arora says:

    that was a real twist, where do they get such bionic limbs?

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    • EagleAye says:

      I think they’re still developing them. I’m always checking the tech pages for such things. Give it a few years. They’ll be around. Thanks kindly! πŸ™‚

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  23. Indira says:

    My country needs bionic limbs for every girl . The thugs are increasing in number day by day. Nice one as usual.

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