Listening In

Photo by: Connie Gayer

Lance and Henry had long been suspicious of the nuclear missile base.

During the night, they dug up the base’s communications cable. Lance applied a tap to it. He plugged in earphones and began to listen.

“What’re they saying?”

Lance turned pale. “They’re asking command for the codes.”

“Launch codes?” said Henry. “They’re going to launch! They’re starting WWIII!”

“They’re asking for a piece,” whispered Lance.

Henry began shaking. “A piece of what? The world? What countries?”

Lance sagged.

“What?” shrieked Henry.

“They want a piece of the pepperoni pizza in return for the Domino’s coupon codes!”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers. This story is based upon the photo above. Lots of other folks are writing stories based upon the same pic. Look to see what they wrote. Click on the blue link at:

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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39 Responses to Listening In

  1. ansumani says:

    ha ha. Nice one.

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  2. LOL!! That was great!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. I guess they’re not always up to no good at the missile base. They like Pizza like the rest of us. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. List of X says:

    Little did they know that “order a pizza” was code for nuclear launch, and number of pieces stood for the nimber of missiles to be launched. I just hope they didn’t mention “extra mushroom topping” or “super-sizing the order”…

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  5. Papa John’s delivers again!!!!!!
    Peace and pizza – what a delicious combo!


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  6. C – I like the way you bring us back from the brink of destruction with a killer punch line. I actually felt anxious reading this.

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  7. Dale says:

    So did I! I was getting all tense and then… whoosh! Good one!

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  8. luckyjc007 says:

    Enjoyable story…that’s the kind of communication you can sink your teeth into! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Margaret says:

    Very good. I wonder if Lance and Henry do this kind of thing often. I like the twist at the end.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, they do. They’re UFO hunters and constantly suspicious of the government. They were expecting flying discs instead of edible discs with pepperoni. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks much, Margaret! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. ceayr says:

    The weekly grin.
    Thanks, EA.

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  11. Dear Eric,

    Who knew that world peace could be achieved through a piece (of pizza).

    C-As this is a conversation between only two people. There are a couple of places you could take out ‘said Henry or Lance. The reader tends to edit those out in any case.



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  12. Hah! Made me laugh at the end.

    C – not sure if you need anxiously or suddenly. I think we know that it’s likely that Henry will be anxious, and can you even turn pale slowly? But then, I’m not a big fan of adverbs.

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  13. draliman says:

    Nothing good ever came from eavesdropping ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great story, made me smile!

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  14. Jan Brown says:

    Presumably–and fortunately–there’s not much to do on long nights in the missile silo ๐Ÿ˜€

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  15. gahlearner says:

    This is great fun. C- I, too, liked the build-up of tension and then the fun release in the end. I loved the shrieking Henry, it shows perfectly how scared he was.

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  16. A dangerous game of telephone these two are playing. Very funny.

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  17. Hilarious, Eric. Well, those guys have to eat too. Well done. ๐Ÿ˜€ — Suzanne

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  18. i b arora says:

    wish they always do that

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