The Mutation

Photo by: The Reclining Gentleman

Two rabbits sat on their haunches before the daffodil flower.

“That’s the one.” Harry pointed with his paw.

“Lovely!” exclaimed Bonnie.

“I’m going to eat that flower. It’ll be Nirvana!”

The daffodil turned its head to them and said, “Better not, bub. I’ll shoot you with my laser.”

“Haha!” guffawed Harry. “Flowers don’t have lasers.”

“It’s a mutation.”

“Harry,” warned Bonnie.

“Don’t be silly. Lasers got all sorts of blinking techni-nickel bits. He’s bluffing!”

Eventually Bonnie convinced Harry to try the tasty bulbs next door.

After they left, a caterpillar inched towards the daffodil.

Laser light flashed…and the caterpillar burned.
Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Look here for the original prompt and a blue link to many other stories:

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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53 Responses to The Mutation

  1. Danny James says:

    Daffodil’s don’t bluff. Bet they play a mean game of poker. Glad your back.


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  2. Seriously, Eric. I can think of one person who would see lasers in flower. Although I do remember some dangerous spores in flowers in an episode of Star Trek. Well done. I enjoyed this one.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. I grew up on Star Trek. As you can see, it’s a major influence. I see flowers, I think of shooting spores. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I do endeavor to be different. Good to know it’s working. Thanks so much, Rochelle! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. MythRider says:

    Love it. Here’s to the defense of flowers everywhere.

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  4. luckyjc007 says:

    Ha! Ha! Lucky for Harry, but unlucky for the poor caterpillar….it needed a friend like Bonnie.

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  5. Rabbits beware daffodils are fighting back, I enjoyed your take on this weeks prompt

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  6. lillian says:

    Smiling I am………….very fun take on this one. I went for the more humorous also ๐Ÿ™‚
    Loved this!

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  7. Penny L Howe says:

    Just great! I’ll say that again, because I enjoyed your words so much. Just great, Eric! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. storydivamg says:

    That’s a pretty problematic mutation for sure.


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  9. The Voice says:

    Ha! I knew GMO’s were dangerous. Thanks Monsanto!

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  10. Joy Pixley says:

    Not even a warning shot for the caterpillar? Woo boy, that daffodil’s a tough customer! The rabbits are luckier than they realize.

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  11. Just read your story and laughed out loud. Your daffodil is a thug. Loved the story!
    It’s odd that your daffodil speaks. So does mine in my second story (wrote two for this prompt), which I wrote earlier today. My daffodil is just full of hot air, though, and has affectations. He’s not nice.

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  12. liz young says:

    Where can I get one of those caterpillar-zapping lasers?

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  13. gahlearner says:

    Ha, the daffodils strike back. This was fun.

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  14. elmowrites says:

    Haha! My husband always threatens to eat daffodils, so I’d better warn him to at least learn the language first! Good stuff.

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  15. And I thought the daffodils where just carnivores… but I guess teeth are not enough for a narcissistic beast

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  16. Mutant daffodils – that’s all we need. Lucky Harry had Bonnie to keep him safe

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. Eventually larger ones they might be placed in the noses of fighter planes. It’ll probably insult the manhood of the pilots, but they’ll get over it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks Siobhan! ๐Ÿ™‚


  17. I had this sound effect playing in the background….”Shiooooooo and then a thud”. Lucky rabbits you saved them! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. jellico84 says:

    hehehe…evil… funny. loved it.

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  19. It’s a thug life, my friend. Phasers on disintegrate! Great story, a comic SF always wins in my book.

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  20. Margaret says:

    It’s possible. There’s all sorts of weird things in the soil these days. Fun story – shame about the caterpillar.

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  21. Dale says:

    Now… if we can only find mutant tulips that keep the squirrels at bay…

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  22. R. Todd says:

    Good thing they weren’t Monty Python rabbits.

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  23. Wow, Harry came close of being burned to a cinder that time. Good thing Bonnie talked him out of eating a flower with a laser. It sounds like something out of Pixar. Wild, Eric. You always come up with something imaginative and hilarious. ๐Ÿ˜€ — Suzanne

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  24. Good thing they avoided that daffodil. Even if they had evaded the laser daffodils are poisonous.

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