Upside, Downside

Photo by: Dale Rogerson

Photo by: Dale Rogerson

Harold visited the colony at Darimere VI, carrying his golf clubs. In the vaulted hallway, he said, “We’re inside a living animal?”

“Yes,” said Givenchy. “The Gigatrobe is thousands of meters long, and unharmed by us. We only add furnishings, doors, and lights.”

They passed living spaces and kitchens. Harold paused to place his clubs in a common room. “Easy way to start your colony.”

“That’s the upside,” said Givenchy.

Alarm bells blared. The room door slammed shut as fluid filled it. Through the glass, Harold watched his clubs dissolve.

“That’s the downside,” sighed Givenchy. “Sometimes the Gigatrobe gets heartburn.”
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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40 Responses to Upside, Downside

  1. Hehe, oh, that was fun!

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  2. Dale says:

    I will admit to bursting out laughing on the last line! The dangers of living inside a living creature!

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  3. HA HA HA!! Now that was funny and I didn’t see it coming! 😀

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  4. Ouch… and even worse if he’s got a hangover

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  5. James says:

    I remember watching an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (can’t recall the title off the top of my head) where a rogue telepath from Deanna Troi’s planet decides to live inside a living starship symbiotically.

    This isn’t quite the same, because in the STTNG story, both the telepath and the ship healed each other of their pain and completed each other.

    Here, the Gigatrobe gets nothing from people, but they get a home plus the occasional hazard of catastrophic heartburn. Yikes.

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  6. Joy Pixley says:

    Uh-oh, that’s a serious downside! You’d think they’d have warning signs or something. 😉

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  7. Ha! Great twist! Um… does the Gigatrobe belch?

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  8. Lyn says:

    Just as well it’s not related to the the Sarlacc. That could prove very painful indeed 😮

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  9. Dear Eric,

    I wonder if the Vulcan mind meld might help? I can see where living inside a living being would have its challenges. Fun stuff well done!



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  10. The poor Gigatrobe will have serious intestinal upsets with iron golf clubs in its digestive tract. Noxious gasses… 🙂

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  11. Drivers for main, putters for pud! Delicious.

    Click here to read my tale!

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  12. Maddie's Mama says:

    This was SO much fun! Thanks for the entertaining idea.

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  13. HonieBriggs says:

    HA! A real estate scam of the future. Comic, but not so far fetched.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Right, you never know what we’ll find out there in the stars. So if we ever do live in a creature, we gotta think about these things, bad breath too. 😉 Thanks most kindly! 🙂


  14. Michael Wynn says:

    Very amusing, especially the dissolving of the most treasured golf clubs, that hurts.

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  15. They should spray or paint that part down with antiacid. Where are the tums when you need them? Hilarious, Eric. 😀 — Suzanne

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