The Housing Faux Pas

Photo by: Sandra Crook

Photo by: Sandra Crook

Henry and Elaine loved their new home on the planet Demeter III. The colony was famous for flowers the size of houses. They decided to celebrate by painting their roof in vivid, flowery colors.

Their neighbors, whose roofs were dull black, tried to stop them. The young couple ignored the warnings of the persnickety fuddyduddies who lived nearby.

Then one morning their home shook horribly as though the building might collapse. They ran into the street where they saw a very frustrated creature upon their roof.

“That’s funny,” said Henry. “The realtor never mentioned butterflies the size of airplanes!”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers.

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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35 Responses to The Housing Faux Pas

  1. Dear Eric,

    Delightfully imaginative. If butterflies are the size of airplanes, what are the indigenous folk like? And, hey! I’ve missed you. Good to see you back.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Luckily, there’s no indigenous people, but the frogs are nine-feet tall. Another thing the realtor failed to mention. 😉 Thanks so much, Rochelle. It’s good to be back.


  2. Joy Pixley says:

    Funny story for us, but I suspect that Henry’s insurance agent will not find the story amusing in the least! Love the alien take on the prompt, great job.

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  3. Well done! Loved the story Eric! And your little girl is just beautiful! Glad to see a new post from you! 😀

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  4. I am scared of butterflies!

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  5. Dale says:

    Ha ha! That was a fun one!

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  6. List of X says:

    The realtor mentioned that the house is near the airport, but the buyers need not worry about the noise because the airplanes here are the size of butterflies.

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  7. luckyjc007 says:

    A wonderful tale! Can imagine the shock in seeing such an enormous butterfly. 😊

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  8. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    A nice piece of escapism, although I don’t think I would like to share my world with butterflies the size of airplanes.

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  9. In defense of the realtor, butterflies the size of airplanes should be common knowledge. 😉
    Fun story.

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  10. gahlearner says:

    Ha, that was a much needed laugh. I did see it coming, but thought about bees. And just imagine the size of the spiders there… eek. Great story, I’d like to visit that planet.

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  11. Michael Wynn says:

    Very imaginative and very amusing.

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  12. Margaret says:

    Not only a giant butterfly – a frustrated giant butterfly. Very imaginative and most entertaining.

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  13. There goes that imagination of yours again, E.A. I can understand why their neighbors warned them. I can see it in the papers, “House destroyed by butterfly.”. Good writing. 😀 — Suzanne

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  14. Haha

    Love it. I reckon the neighbours were totally trolling the couple for being rude to them, so they thought: sod it – let’s see how you like your home turning into a butterfly pad!

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    • EagleAye says:

      No doubt. Turns out the neighbors were crotchety about roof color for a reason. So when they say don’t barbecue meat outside after dark, there’s probably a good reason for it. 😉 Thanks so much! 🙂


  15. Indira says:

    Unique and humorous take as usual, which I was missing.

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