A Pair Of Mistakes

Photo by: Al Forbes

Photo by: Al Forbes

Dr. Ballantine looked up at the lights of the old factory with trepidation. “It was a pair of mistakes that brought us here,” he said.

Former policeman Richard Cox loaded his AR-15 rifle. “Like what?”

“Well, my mother-in-law hates me, you know. She used to throw plates at me all the time. Woman is deadly accurate with them.”

Cox hefted his weapon. “So? Why do I need this?”

Ballantine sighed. “She got sick. She was terminal, with days to live. I felt sorry for her, and I thought this was a wonderful opportunity to test out my new medical nanotechnology.”


“It worked well, amazingly so. She healed within a few minutes.”

“Well then she should’ve been appreciative. She loves you now, right?”

“That’s when she grew ten enormous tentacles. That’s mistake number one.”

“Yikes!” shuddered Cox. “Okay, so what’s mistake number two?”

Ballantine shook his head. “I mentioned she’s deadly with plates?”

“Yeah, but how many plates could she have with her?”

Ballantine pointed up at the elderly building. “Unfortunately, I conducted the test in a plate factory.”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/sunday-photo-fiction-january-1st-2017/

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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26 Responses to A Pair Of Mistakes

  1. athling2001 says:

    LOL! Love the sly sense of humor in this.

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  2. Excellent. I love the wryness. I wrote about a couple who had just moved, the angry wife tearing through boxes, trying to find the plates so she could throw them.

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  3. List of X says:

    Fortunately for them, it was a paper plate factory. 🙂

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  4. Lyn says:

    Maybe they can convince her to get a job in a carnival as a juggler, or maybe the army could hire her as a grenade tosser 😀

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  5. LOL! Maybe she could enter the Olympics as the discus team? ☺

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  6. ceayr says:

    Entertaining as ever, Eric.

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  7. Joy Pixley says:

    A series of unfortunate events, indeed. Hopefully they can find a good use for a plate-throwing octopus mother in law — in the alien military, perhaps:? Funny stuff, Eric!

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  8. luckyjc007 says:

    Ha! Ha! She is so good at throwing plates she could be a human skeet thrower with numerous participants at one time! Another great story from your imagination. 😁

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  9. That was a nice throw. The humour was as wry as it was meant to be.

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  10. That’s brilliant. A nice bit of dark humour

    Click to read my tale

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  11. rogershipp says:

    Sorry…Can’t say more… All I can do is HahahahAhahahaHAhaha!

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  12. Haha. I guess they have a lot on their plate to deal with. Not a storm in a teacup I guess.

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  13. mandibelle16 says:

    Wow’ what has he done? Created a monster, should’be thought about those plates lol.


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