Sweets Before Bed


Photo by: Sean Fallon

Beau sat on the couch opposite from Bobo, the energy creature. Luckily, the bluish cloud was unusually subdued.

Beau stared dubiously, “Looks scary.”

“Not really,” shrugged Frank. “Bobo’s okay. He’s just playful. We think he’s a child.”

Cloudy tendrils slowly streamed from Bobo, reaching for a jar of small AA batteries.

“No!” scolded Frank. “No sweets before bedtime.” Frank explained, “Bobo loves batteries, but he gets hyper. Starts flying around the room and knocking things over.”

Beau pointed at the large, crudely patched area on the wall bordering the garage. “What happened there?”

Frank sighed. “That’s when Bobo found the car battery.”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Look here for the original prompt and links to many other stories: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/4-march-2016/

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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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37 Responses to Sweets Before Bed

  1. joetwo says:

    Reminds me of five-year-olds and Fanta. Good one.

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  2. Joy Pixley says:

    The jar in the photo really does look like it’s filled with sweets. Fun take on the prompt!

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  3. A little too much voltage. Not good! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the chuckle!

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  4. Carolyn Page says:

    I’m not surprised!!! Car batteries are way too big for Boboes. Wasn’t that written up in the manual?

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  5. d3athlily says:

    Heheh great take on the prompt. When my hubby came in as I was writing mine, he asked what was up with the lollies. You used that device wonderfully. Hehe

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  6. Lyn says:

    Hee hee hee my Grandma had a big jar of peppermint humbugs and aniseed humbugs on the sideboard in the dining room. LOL I wasn’t allowed any before bedtime. Great story, love the last line πŸ˜€

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. Same here. Sweets before bed was guaranteed to make hyper children, who wouldn’t go to bed. Now that I have a child, I’m thinking about this stuff again. πŸ˜‰ Glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks kindly, Lyn! πŸ™‚

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  7. List of X says:

    I hope Beau didn’t drive his Tesla to visit Frank and Bobo.

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  8. Michael says:

    We take whisky here to bounce off the walls, loved your story,

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  9. Adam Ickes says:

    Is it odd that I think it’s odd that no one seems to find a single thing odd about there being an odd energy creature just hanging out in their home? Is it ever odder that I just used odd four times in a single sentence?

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    • EagleAye says:

      You’re asking the King of Odd if it’s odd to write something odd? I think that’s odd. πŸ˜‰ It’s true I didn’t provide much shock that a truly bizarre form of life was in the room. Who knows else is happening in this world. Maybe an energy creature isn’t the oddest thing that’s happening in that world? Thanks for the fun comment, Adam! πŸ™‚

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      • Adam Ickes says:

        You make a good point, my king. Maybe this world is so odd that the most normal thing in it is a creature that would be considered very odd indeed in our own.

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  10. Dear Eric,

    If Bobo’s still a baby what will he be like when he’s grown??? Entertaining take on the prompt, O King of Odd.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • EagleAye says:

      It’s pretty scary to think about. He’s already tripled their internet speed just by begin present. They just better raise him right with a solid set of ethics. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for using my full title. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ Thanks much, Rochelle! πŸ™‚

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  11. ceayr says:

    Raised a grin, Eric

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  12. Indira says:

    Very nice take on the prompt. Different one.

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  13. Bobo is utterly adorable!
    How DID you manage to make a non-human creature so … loveable and cute?

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  14. gahlearner says:

    This was fun. An imaginary energy creature perhaps. And perhaps he’s real… in any case, what an adventure to have a friend like that.

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  15. Margaret says:

    I love the idea of Bobo – an ‘energy creature’! I want one. Great story.

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  16. This is delightfully light-hearted. Bobo is a must have, sans batteries in a jar.

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  17. Playful and creative! Definitely enjoyed this one–would love to see this as part of a larger story in this world. : )

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    • EagleAye says:

      I wanted this one to be pure fun. I might included a creature like Bobo in some future story. He’s too fun to stay away. Glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks so much, Emily! πŸ™‚

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  18. What an imagination you have, Eric. Bobo is quite a character. I can see why they think he’s a child. Funny and well written. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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