The New Normal

Photo by: Footy and Foodie

Photo by: Footy and Foodie

“Dad, what are all these boats doing?” said sixteen-year old Brandon. He pointed at the boats crowding into to village’s harbor.

“They’re all medical people, son,” said Vince. “They’re here to help.”

Brandon frowned. “I didn’t know we had problems.”

“Well, it turns out our village was founded in a radiation zone centuries ago. Who knew?”

“Radiation? What’s that?”

“It changes people from the norm. Makes them different somehow.”

“But Dad we’re normal, right? At least I’ve never seen anyone who looked weird. Is there something wrong with me?”

Vince clapped him on the shoulder. “Of course not, son. You’re a good-looking boy. Don’t worry. In fact, I understand there’s lots of pretty young nurses in those boats. You might find a good woman among them.”

Brandon perked up. “You think so?”

“Absolutely! Look, here come some nurses right now.”

Brandon grinned large, and he waved with the hand protruding from his forehead.
Written for the Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers writing challenge.

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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22 Responses to The New Normal

  1. Great twist! But don’t mention the forehead hand too loudly, everybody will want one! ☺

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  2. Lyn says:

    Well, you have to hand it to Brandon, he’s ahead of his time for love.

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  3. The humorous twist — gotta love it! Let’s hope the nurses do to.
    A real smiler of a story.

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  4. Joyfrida says:

    hahahahaha hilarious end! nice take on the prompt.

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  5. joetwo says:

    The only problem that I can see is that they’ll have to buy gloves in threes. Good one!

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  6. Hahahahaha! Surprise twist at the end! I can see this hand dangling from his forehead! Cute story!

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  7. mandibelle16 says:

    Aw, poor guy I feel for him. I think he’s going to find out he’s a bit weird looking. And many people are judgemental of that, especially young girls. But maybe he’s also very attractive even having the hand on his head. To bad he couldn’t be more like an Xmen 🙂

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  8. yarnspinnerr says:

    🙂 Very neat. Great write.

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  9. michael1148humphris says:

    I think they will need more than nurses,

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  10. luckyjc007 says:

    Poor guy….if he’s normal, I’m wondering what abnormal is!

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