Doing A Body Good

Photo by: Barbara W. Beacham

I watched the vulture looking at me hungrily as I lay on the ground bleeding and injured. I would die as I lay broken in the desert of Arizona. The medical nanites in me, that I invented, could insure I would live forever. All they needed were proteins to repair my body in mere minutes. My life could be saved by a common candy bar.

The world’s first immortal man was going to die.

More vultures crowded around to watch me die. I pulled my pistol with my only uninjured arm, preparing to end it all. I was in agony as it was. I didn’t want to feel the vultures eating me alive. I held the gun up, and everything went black.

I awoke with most of my injuries healed. I can only guess what I did while in shock. I swallowed another bloody, protein-filled gobbit as I sat in a pile of discarded black feathers. A thought occurred to me:

Vultures: They do a body good.
Written for Mondays Finish the Story. This week, the opening sentence is, โ€œI watched the vulture looking at me hungrily as I lay on the ground bleeding and injured.โ€ Look here to see the stories other folks 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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34 Responses to Doing A Body Good

  1. MythRider says:

    I agree. Nice twist.

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  2. Donna says:

    A good use of a vulture

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  3. Joy Pixley says:

    That’s what I would have done! Fun read!

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  4. Good story. I thought the vulture would eat him and then become indestructible. It is good he ate the vulture instead. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Lyn says:

    I had visions of the nanites joining ‘hands’ and leaping out of his body to strangle the vulture and then springing back inside his body like a slinky to heal him. ๐Ÿ™‚ It reminded me a bit of that scene in Capricorn One, where the James Brolin kills and eats a rattlesnake before it gets him.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hey, that’s a pretty cool idea too. Attack nanites! That could be pretty deadly and invisible to the naked eye. There’s another story there too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I loved that movie, Capricorn One. It was fun. Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. List of X says:

    That’s why it’s a good idea to always have carryon luggage.

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  7. luckyjc007 says:

    Oh! I can see the headlines now…New and Improved protein-filled bar…VULTURE. They are so much in demand, the stores can not keep them on them on the shelves!

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  8. Hahaha! I loved the twist at the end. I thought he was going to be a goner but he turned it around in his favor. Better to eat them they have them eat you! Great story!!

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  9. justmaria says:

    This made my day! Haha

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  10. Indira says:

    I salute your imaginative mind.


  11. gravadee says:

    A little ewwww, but nice ending. I am happy that he is still alive

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  12. Good ending twist, Eric. Hereafter, he should carry a candy bar as well as a gun. Then he won’t have to eat raw vulture. Well done with dark humor. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, if carrying a gun is part of his regular kit, then a candy bar should be there too. I can’t imagine vulture tastes so good. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Glad you enjoyed the finish. Thanks much, Suzanne! ๐Ÿ™‚


  13. babso2you says:

    I had a nice chuckle at the end where the vultures were the twist. Nicely done Eric! Thanks again! ^..^

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  14. I like it. How many injured arms did you have? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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