The Best Day

Photo by: C.E. Ayr

Warren leaned on his cane as he brought his teen-aged daughter to the spot. “It was the best day of my life.” He smiled wistfully.

“What happened?” said Evette.

Warren pointed to the street drain. “I dropped my paycheck down that. I needed it to pay rent or get kicked out. So, I’m digging into the drain when a city bus hits me.”

“How awful!”

“In the hospital, I see the nurse for the first time. She trips and falls on my broken leg.”

“Oh! You must have hated her.”

Warren grinned. “Nope. A year later she gave birth to you!”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Look to see the many other stories written for this week’s prompt at the blue link:

Okay, just like last week, I wrote one story and wasn’t sure about it. So I wrote another. I went to a literary expert…and my wife said she liked both.Β  I don’t always write two like this. It just seems to happen lately. Rochelle, let me know if you’d prefer I don’t post two. Okay, here’s my other effort.


Beat cop, Harry Moynihan, watched the man in weird clothes drop a sugar cube thingee down the street drain. “What was that?” said Harry.

“Not to worry,” smiled Karavindu. “I’m making a new spaceship.”

“Alien, right?” sighed Harry.

Karavindu nodded.

Harry spoke to the mic on his shoulder. “Dispatch? Send the psych guys.”

“No, really,” insisted Karavindu. “It’s nanotech called Transvillicoccus. It works in the water supply.”

To the mic: “Send the CDC!”

The street bulged and broke. A five-hundred foot spaceship suddenly broke through.


“Whaddya want now?” quipped the police dispatcher. “The Army?”

“Don’t be ridiculous…send the Air Force!”


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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44 Responses to The Best Day

  1. Etol Bagam says:

    I like both, but prefer the second one. πŸ˜‰

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  2. I like both but prefer the first! Go figure.

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  3. Bravo. Two great takes.
    Dispatch send over the FF writing awards. πŸ˜‰


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  4. Adam Ickes says:

    Both are enjoyable for different reasons. Excellent takes on the prompt.

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  5. Both stories are excellent!

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  6. I like both stories but I have a soft spot for the first one. How cute, the nurse fell on his broken leg. A klutzy nurse but cute.

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  7. ceayr says:

    The first story is very entertaining.
    Fate falls on its face.

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  8. micklively says:

    Both very good but the first gets my vote.

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  9. Dear Eric,

    I have no problem with your writing two stories, particularly when they’re both so entertaining. I love the way the policeman in the second story doesn’t miss a beat. Nothing seems to shock him. I can see him delivering those lines in total deadpan. And I always enjoy a good “how I met your mother story.” ‘

    Well done on both counts.



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  10. Nice take on the prompt! Enjoyed reading.

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  11. So prolific! I like the first one best.

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  12. gravadee says:

    This is the cutest story

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  13. Lyn says:

    Yep, I like both stories too, but I think I like the second just a little better. No wait…the first one. Mmmm, no, maybe the second one because it could take you a whole lot further πŸ˜‰

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Sounds like a close race. It’s kinda where I’m at. I couldn’t decide on just one.The spaceship would definitely take you to more sights. The force might lose a good beat cop due to early retirement. πŸ˜‰ Thanks much, Lyn! πŸ™‚

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  14. The Voice says:

    And another two knocked out of the park. Can’t blame you for posting both. I can’t decide which one I like better. (Unless… the old man WAS the alien! Ugh, that’s horrible. Where the Hell did I put my coffee?)

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  15. Dale says:

    Both have a little something but I have a soft spot for the klutzy first one!

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  16. gahlearner says:

    You’re wife’s a true expert, they are both great. I love the first for its romantic humour, but the second is my favourite. It’s funny, whimsical and unique.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Awesome. I think Shey is an excellent reader. I really prize her opinions. I like your descriptions of the stories. That’s how I feel about them. Whimsy is something I always love. I’m happy to know others enjoy that too. Thanks so much! πŸ™‚


  17. If there is a contest going on, my vote goes to the first one! I love happy endings that take a while getting there (not that your story did, mind you)! πŸ™‚

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  18. Margaret says:

    Two good ones, in my view, but the second one gets first prize from me – I like the deadpan tone and I have a soft spot for sci-fi ideas.

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  19. I’ll always pick the romantic tale but I like the alchemy of the second story too.

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  20. That first one is awesome. I love that wacky, backwards sort of humor. My kind of story, definitely. πŸ™‚

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  21. I liked both also, Eric. I preferred the second one because of the humor. Well done. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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