Spelling Errors

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Pete and friend Zach explored the new neighborhood. Already, they discovered “issues.” The house on the corner displayed a rainbow of color. Scowling, Pete knocked on the bright blue door.

Adu opened the door. Flowers dotted his long hair and ornate earrings dangled to his slender shoulders. “Welcome new neighbors!” he cheered in a high-pitched voice. “I am Adu. Just ask and I’ll bring life and flowers to your gardens!”

Pete spat, “Folks said fairies live here. Seems like it.”

“It’s true,” beamed Adu. “We are faeries.”

“You admit it?”

“Of course! We’re a proud people.”

Pete scowled menacingly. “Well here’s the rules, freak. Don’t fly no rainbow flags and no homosexual orgies. ”

“Ah, we spell ‘faerie’ like…” Adu stopped, and his smile dropped. “Or what?”

Zack brandished a lead pipe. “We apply the Rod of Righteousness.”

Adu’s voice dropped three octaves. “Mortals shouldn’t threaten faerie.”

Pete growled, “Mortle? Listen! You damned fairies…”


Pete became a toad.

Zach became a fly.

Pete swallowed Zach…in public.

Adu sighed, “Spelling errors. They’re real killers.”
Written for the weekly Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers writing challenge. Look here for this week’s prompt and many other stories: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/fffaw-week-of-04-05-2016/

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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19 Responses to Spelling Errors

  1. Haha.
    Clever and funny, always good reading momus 🙂

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  2. HAhahahaha! LOL! Pete became a toad and Zach became a fly and Pete ate Zach! Hahahaha! This is too funny! I love it!

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  3. Joy Pixley says:

    Ha ha, Pete and Zack were jerks to the WRONG person — er, faerie — serves them right!

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  4. mandibelle16 says:

    Lol. Clever story. The boy’s deserved what happened honestly, or maybe the people who raised them that way did?

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    • EagleAye says:

      I’m thinking the failure was a little bit of both. Inattentive parenting? Learning from the dregs of society? At the rate they were going someone was going to “end them” eventually. 😉 Glad you had fun. Thanks kindly, Mandibelle! 🙂

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  5. What an apt ending! Hah! Pete and Zach learn about the west’s faerie mythology the hard way… Excellent! 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Maybe if they ever bothered to read books instead of Playboy they’d know something about “faerie folk.” Too late now, and probably the gene pool is better off for it. 😉 Glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks very much! 🙂

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  6. joetwo says:

    Never EVER mess with the Fae. Tinkerbell they are not.

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  7. Lyn says:

    And the chances of producing future Darwin Award recipients has been greatly reduced with the loss of just those two 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. We can all be happy knowing that both had failed to reproduce. Apparently, a lack of personal hygiene crippled their clumsy efforts at mating. I think I will sleep more soundly at night. 😉 Thanks kindly, Lyn! 🙂

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  8. luckyjc007 says:

    Very funny! Such a neat way to get rid of neighborly pests and ill mannered ones at that!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Well, you know, and good gardener like Adu knows how to get rid of pests. Mosquitos, grubs, small-minded people, and other insects are things he knows how to dispose of. 😉 Thanks so much! 🙂

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