Future Improvements

Photo by: Roger Bultot

Dr. Seau placed a rat in the old elevator and pressed the button. Light churned before the doors re-opened. The rat walked out wearing a suit. “Gentlemen,” it said. “I’m eager to serve.”

“Incredible!” said Billionaire Isaac Saroyan. “It’s a time machine?”

“Yes,” said Seau. “It connects to two-thousand years in the future. Everything is improved there.”

“Let’s go!” cheered Senator Wheaton.

“They’ve refused that. They’ll only improve what we send and return it.”

“They’ll listen to a senator!” spat Wheaton.

He stepped in the elevator. Moments later the doors opened on a box of fertilizer.

Saroyan smiled. “Things are improved in the future!”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Look for the prompt and a link to the other stories right here: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/4-december-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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45 Responses to Future Improvements

  1. tedstrutz says:

    Pretty funny, Eric. I knew you’d be all over this photo, but not in a humorous vein. You surprise me again.

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  2. Dave says:

    Ooh, you sarcastic, cynical man. But “pushy” just begs to be punished by karma, right?

    Liked by 1 person

    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. You see right through me. 😉 Pushy usually is punished. Sometimes it just takes a while for Karma to get around to it. Wheaton’s time finally arrived. 😉

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  3. gahlearner says:

    What a fun idea. I love the rat. Great stoy.

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  4. The Voice says:

    Ha! Politicians and cow pastures. Both are full of it. (Yes, I sanitized that comment.) Very clever. Good story.

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  5. Smiling. I wonder what the time machine would do with a few of the presidential candidates…?

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  6. Lyn says:

    Oh my, that was just perfect. Love it, love it, love it! 😀

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  7. Dear Eric,

    Fertilizer. Yep. This one made me nod and smile. Well stated in a humorously subtle way.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  8. Great twist on The Time Machine.

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  9. Danny James says:

    Shit! That was an improvement.

    DJ

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  10. Dale says:

    Not quite a time machine… more like a reality check!

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  11. luckyjc007 says:

    There needs to be something much larger than an elevator to hold all the “people that are FULL of it” ….not sure anything exist that big! Love the idea of this though! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Totally agree. With all of them converted to fertilizer, we’d finally get some productive use out of them. We just can’t make that happen fast enough. 😉 Thanks so much! 🙂

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  12. List of X says:

    So what happens if you send fertilizer for further improvement? 🙂

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  13. Tee hee! Good one. Need I say more? 😉

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  14. MythRider says:

    Cute. Made me smile. ;0)

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  15. There is more than one politician that needs to take a ride in that elevator!! LOL!
    Great story Eric! 🙂

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  16. subroto says:

    Ah! ha ha ha! I like the future already.

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  17. We already knew that about senators. Send him back again with a note stating either show us a real improvement or keep him!!!!!!

    This was a great FF piece. Randy

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  18. Am I to understand these are comparisons. I’m guessing they don’t think much of businessmen either. Hilarious, Eric. Well done. 😀 — Suzanne

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