So Much For Normal

Photo by: Madison Woods

The asteroid Harrison 357 was massive, and largely made of metal. Warwick found the place too bizarre. Stalagmites of iron grew from the ground, formed by iron oxides in the wind. Hampstead’s metal cows grazed on them. Their milk was pure titanium.

While Hampstead oiled a cow (to insure it didn’t rust) Warwick wandered the ranch.

He longed for something normal.

At last, he found it. A coil of barbed wire hung from a fence post. “Does the barbed wire really stop these metal cows?” he asked.

“Naw,” grunted Hampstead. He heaved the coil at a cow. “That’s feed for the cattle.”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers. To C.E. Ayr – Hope you’re feeling better. Look here for the week’s prompt and a blue button linking to many other stories: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/22-april-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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45 Responses to So Much For Normal

  1. Mike says:

    Now that’s different, made me think of Port Tolbot steel works! Liked that their milk was pure titanium, a great phrase.šŸ™‚

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  2. jellico84 says:

    “oiled a cow” that’s fresh… The image in my mind at that is hilarious! One of my foster’s was a dairy farm where we dipped the cows teets before milking.. a bit like oiling, eh! Loved it, and the funny ending.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. I think everything about this one is different, and fresh, just like the titanium. šŸ˜‰ I’ll bet with your past experience, this one has special meaning. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks most kindly! šŸ™‚

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  3. mickwynn2013 says:

    That’s very different, more iron than calcium in the milk I would imagine.

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  4. neilmacdon says:

    Like Mike I enjoyed the tiranium milk, and like jellico, the oiling of the cows. That was inventive

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    • EagleAye says:

      I do like to push the envelope of the imagination. Some people would say I push the envelope of sanity. Tomayto, Tomahto. šŸ˜‰ I’m glad you enjoyed this. Thanks much! šŸ™‚

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  5. IfeomaO says:

    You should write a book of your own where cows get oiled and eat wire and other incoceived stuff happens lol. Nice one

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  6. A truly original take on the picture

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  7. The Voice says:

    Ah, normal is so relative (not that any of my relatives are normal, but you get the idea). I have to wonder if this asteroid would be a good place to listen to heavy metal. As always, a great take on the prompt. šŸ™‚

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! Absolutely. I understand that several members from Black Sabbath retired there. Ted Nugent has a Winter Home there. Old issues of Heavy Metal comics are in their national archives. šŸ˜‰ Thanks so much. I’m glad you had fun. šŸ™‚

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  8. List of X says:

    You don’t need barbed wire to hold these cows. All you need are some magnetic poles on the field. šŸ™‚

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  9. Lyn says:

    These cows are going to need their four stomachs if they want to digest that barbed wire. And as for the end of the digestive process…I don’t want to even think about it šŸ˜®

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  10. d3athlily says:

    Hahah That gave me a good chuckle. I want to oil a cow that gives titanium as milk. haha

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    • EagleAye says:

      Oh yeah, it could be fun. Just don’t let one step on you. Earth cows are heavy; these are much heavier. “Cow tipping” is not at all recommended. šŸ˜‰ Thanks kindly!

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  11. That was different, Eric. Your imagination really ran riot in that one. It was almost as far out as that asteroid with its metal cows. Hilarious. šŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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  12. wmqcolby says:

    Hahaha! Hey, if chocolate cows can give chocolate milk …
    Cool story!

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  13. luckyjc007 says:

    Science the cows eat barbed wire…when it comes out…do they recycle it? Waste Not, want not!

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  14. luckyjc007 says:

    Oops..since. šŸ˜€

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  15. Tamal says:

    Sci Fi.. Nicely done.

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  16. Dear Eric,

    I’ve heard of milk having a metallic taste but this might go above and beyond. šŸ˜‰ From the bizarre imagination of the Eagle Eye. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. you need more than a knife and fork to eat this milk. You need a laser cutter. šŸ˜‰ I’m happy to keep these kookie ideas coming. šŸ˜‰ Thanks much, Rochelle!

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  17. gahlearner says:

    ROFL. Nothing gets the rust out of your joints better than a bit of titanium milk. Great planet.

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  18. madamewriter says:

    Awesome creativity at work here. Well done!

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  19. oldentimes says:

    šŸ™‚ I loved it

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  20. A very unique take on the prompt. Well done! šŸ™‚

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  21. athling2001 says:

    Lovely! Love the idea of the barbed wire being cattle food!

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