The Evil Eye

Three alien war machines obliterated Cincinatti. Then they trudged across rural farmland towards Cleveland.

Josh found his girlfriend in the kitchen. She calmly washed dishes in the sink. “Billi-Jo!” he shouted. “Let’s go. The aliens are comin’!”

“Don’t you worry none,” said Billi-Jo. She pointed out the kitchen window. “Momma gonna give ’em the Evil Eye.”

“That folklore stuff won’t…”

In the yard they saw Momma’s hair stick out straight. Plants blackened nearby her. The alien machines burned and collapsed.

“Dang! Momma must be mad!”

“Naw. Just peeved.”

“What if she’s really pissed?”

Billi-Jo shrugged. “That’s why Daddy built a nuclear bomb shelter.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Look here to find the original prompt and the stories other folks wrote at the blue link:

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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42 Responses to The Evil Eye

  1. Hee hee! I think I had teachers with that Death Gaze when I was at primary school.

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  2. Hah! That Momma is scary! (By the way you’ve got a Billi-Jo and a Bobbi-Jo…

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  3. Joy Pixley says:

    Hoo boy, that’s one powerful evil eye she’s got there! What’s going to happen when the military figures out what happened to the aliens and comes to “just ask her a few questions,” I wonder?!?

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  4. Danny James says:

    One lady not to mess with. Only you would find aliens in a picture prompt like that. πŸ™‚


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  5. Not a momma bomb shelter?
    i think i wouldn’t worry about a nuclear one… just a momma bomb proof one.

    πŸ˜‰ Randy

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    • EagleAye says:

      Well, that’s what their shelter really is. They aren’t worried about the Russians. Momma is much, much scarier. And it can’t be Momma proof either. It’s just a place to hide out until the entire countryside stops burning. πŸ˜‰


  6. Lyn says:

    Don’t mess with Moma. My headmistress was a bit like Momma. She was only tiny…a bit like Hetty on NCIS – LA πŸ˜€

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  7. Archon's Den says:

    I think I married her sister. πŸ˜‰ 😯

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  8. ceayr says:

    Entertaining piece, EA, very enjoyable.

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  9. The Voice says:

    If momma ain’t happy, ain’t NOBODY happy. Those poor aliens. First they had to visit Cincinnati, then they had to face the wrath of momma. Not a good day. Fun read as always.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! That’s for sure. And yeah, they destroyed Cincinatti because they didn’t like it much. Cleveland wouldn’t have been much better. Maybe the aliens were spared inevitble anguish? πŸ˜‰ Glad you had fun. Thanks kindly! πŸ™‚

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  10. Good for Momma. I’m surprised the Pentagon hasn’t recruited her.

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    • EagleAye says:

      No doubt. I think if they knew, they’d put her in a lab and study her. She’ll keep it on the down-low and she’ll still live humbly, and powerfully, at home. πŸ˜‰ Thanks Patrick! πŸ™‚


  11. Hahaha! Daddy had to build a bomb shelter because of Mom’s evil eye. Very creative! At least she got rid of the aliens!

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  12. Jan Brown says:

    Very amusing! I hope Josh never makes his girlfriend’s mother angry!!!

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  13. When Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. Take shelter, just saying.
    You’re kinda funny Sir.

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  14. very amusing piece πŸ™‚

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  15. Dear Eric,

    Dang! I don’t never wanna git on Momma’s bad side but I shore would want her in my corner. Entertaining piece



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  16. draliman says:

    Yeah, you go, Momma! Reminds me of the old granny in “Mars Attacks” with her awful alien-killing music πŸ™‚

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  17. That’s one tough momma!

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  18. Hilarious, Eric. That’s a good woman to know if aliens attack. Seems Daddy had seen her power first hand. Well done, πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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  19. Margaret says:

    That’s a scary momma. I want a bit of what she’s got – I could use that evil eye trick. Wonderfully entertaining story.

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