Duck Hunting

Photo by: Lucy Fridkin

Photo by: Lucy Fridkin

The U.S. President’s new helicopter (Marine One) included the very latest in stealth technology. It was not only invisible to radar, it couldn’t be seen by the naked eye. Just one spot remained visible over the critical exhaust ports. A spot about the size of a large bird.

The chopper spiraled over the bay. “We’re gonna crash, Mr. President,” said the pilot, “Long as we don’t get hit again, we’ll survive.”


Down on the ground, Ned said, “Never seen one smoke like that.”

“Biggest dang duck ever,” said Ewen, and he raised his shotgun to finish the bird off.
Written for the Friday Fictioneers.

Author’s notes:

The Air Force operates several specially designed aircraft for the POTUS (President Of The United States). However, any time a POTUS boards any Air Force plane, that plane becomes “Air Force One.” Similarly, the US Marines operate special helicopters. When the POTUS boards one, that helicopter becomes “Marine One.


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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32 Responses to Duck Hunting

  1. michael1148humphris says:

    One for the pot, 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. List of X says:

    Sounds like a likely Trump voter accidentally taking down a president who is most likely going to be Trump.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Shortest presidency ever?
    Great take, the kind of twist I expect and love.

    Liked by 1 person

    • EagleAye says:

      Could be, and how do you prosecute a duck hunter who really thought he was just shooting a duck? Glad you like the twists. I’ll keep ’em coming. 😉 Thanks Lorraine!


  4. Tena Carr says:

    Oftentimes 2 “Marine” helicopters will fly together when the POTUS is on one. Also, there are 2 AirForce One airplanes exact duplicates of one another…Fascinating stuff

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Lyn says:

    I heard on the news last night that Trump…sorry, I mean Mr President elect…wants to use his own jet instead of Air Force One. So…is his personal jet equipped to fly at 45,100 feet? Does it have 85 phones, 17 television screens? And does it have shielding heavy and tough enough to protect the wiring and crucial electronics from the electromagnetic pulse associated with a nuclear blast? If it doesn’t, the man is a …. ummm bloody drongo — lol Aussie term of endearment 😉

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    • EagleAye says:

      You never know, Trump’s plane might actually have 85 phones and 17 TVs. You can be sure it automatically connects to his twitter account, and it doesn’t shield him at all from criticism and SNL satires. 😉 Thanks Lyn! 🙂

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  6. Dear Eric,

    Helluva a duck hunt. A great appropriation of our tax dollars. Well done.



    Liked by 1 person

  7. Al says:

    There should be a new one for the current President Elect

    President Elect Not In Service.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Michael Wynn says:

    If you’re going to shoot things, that’s the thing to shoot. Thanks, it made me laugh

    Liked by 1 person

    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. If Trump hates the way the press has been taking “pot shots” at him, he ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. 😉 Glad you got a laugh. My work is done. Thanks Michael! 🙂


  9. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Made me laugh, thanks. It is like trying to make something idiot proof, they just keep getting bigger idiots.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. wmqcolby says:

    Hahahaha! It’s always something to “fowl” up the works on a Government project, huh? 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  11. mandibelle16 says:

    This is hilarious. So much for stealth eh? I laughed when I read about the duck hunters on the ground. I don’t think military spending was used properly on this piece of technology if it can almost be taken down by the bullets from a duck hunt lol.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Indira says:

    very amusing. Salute to your imaginative mind.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. gahlearner says:

    With all the stealth technology, maybe having it properly armoured instead of gold plated would have been more helpful. Fun story.

    Liked by 1 person

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