Too Much Power – Friday Fictioneers

Photo by: Dee Lovering

Too Much Power

In the little town of Brea, Pennsylvania, everyone expected the usual withering July heat during the Summer Festival. Instead they found snow covering everything. Opinions about it varied widely.

“And all those liberals keep talking about Global Warming,” said Dave, smudging ketchup from his hotdog across his tee-shirt. “They can just shut the hell up now.”

“Our weatherman sucks so bad,” complained Mick. “Honestly! He didn’t see this coming?”

Clarice stood beside her snow cone stand with her husband. “Ben!” she grated. “I know you expected lots of customers, but did you really need to connect a mini-nuclear plant to the ice-maker?”
Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields presents a photo as a prompt for flash fiction. This is my story based upon the photo above. Look here to see what other people wrote:

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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36 Responses to Too Much Power – Friday Fictioneers

  1. storydivamg says:

    I fear we are in for a weekful of stories about global warming since this photo prompt cropped up in July. At least you had a unique twist. Nuclear reactor indeed. There’s a way to ensure unexpected results.


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  2. Colline says:

    Clarice’s comment definitely brought a smile to my face : D Well done.

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  3. Now, that’s what I call the entrepreneurial spirit! 🙂

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  4. Vinay Leo R. says:

    At least she saw a funny side to things! 🙂 Liked your different take on the global warming theme 😀

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

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  5. Hahahaha! Hilarious! Awesome as usual!

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  6. List of X says:

    Snow in July? That could just be Siberia. 🙂

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  7. Dear Eric,

    See? There’s a reasonable explanation for everything. 😉 Love it.



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  8. Lyn says:

    Well, that certainly went places I wasn’t expecting. We’ve had heaps of snow here in Australia this Winter. They even had snow in Queensland where the saying is, “Beautiful one day, perfect the next.”

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    • EagleAye says:

      I do like to keep ya’ll on your toes and often surprised. My readers are so smart, it’s not easy. That is surprising you got snow there. Still, you got me wanting to visit Queensland now. Thanks Lyn! 🙂

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  9. I like your funny stories, this is certainly no exception. 🙂

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  10. luckyjc007 says:

    Funny! 😁 I must say, Ben certainly doesn’t go half stepping…he goes full speed ahead!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Ben certainly doesn’t. If you knew what “engine” he put in his car, you’d want to move to the next state! 😉 Glad you got a laugh. I love to share them. Thanks so much! 🙂


  11. micklively says:

    Reminds me of Felix the Cat: always had apparently infinitely powerful tools in his bag.
    Good piece.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Maybe that’s what he was reaching for. The super-powerful tool. Unfortunately, killing flies with a sledgehammer, while eminently satisfying, is generally ineffective. I’m glad you liked this. Thanks Mick! 🙂

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  12. gravadee says:

    hard worker them

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  13. ceayr says:

    Very entertaining.
    You raised a chortle here.

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  14. gahlearner says:

    Hehehe. With that mini nuclear plant, climate change will be their smallest problem. Great take.

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  15. Dale says:

    Ha ha! Nice unexpected twist!

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  16. Kalpana solsi says:

    Ben’s Eureka moments : connecting a mini nuclear plant to an ice makers. He is ahead of his times.

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  17. Well done. Maybe the owner of the place did se t that up….maybe sales at the snack shop were down that summer. Maybe he still had too much cocoa and mini marshmallows in the inventory.

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  18. Margaret says:

    Fun story – Ben’s going to go far. Now he just needs to branch out into hiring ski gear.

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