The Giveaway

Photo by: C.E. Ayr

Photo by: C.E. Ayr

Travis Trapper, world-renowned monster hunter, stood on the deck of the sailboat, cursing. All around him, equipment blinked and bleeped and glowed. A vast array of sensors dipped into the water. The screen on the $150,000 detector gear showed nothing.

“Nothing!” spat Travis. “All the data we collected proved that sea monsters live in this lake. I should see something!”

“Maybe they’re hiding?” offered his assistant, Morgan.

“How would they know to hide?  They would have to know we were coming. They couldn’t. They’re just dumb animals.”


At the other end of the lake, hidden within sunken debris, two lake monsters waited. Shylka shuddered, saying, “I hate that Travis Trapper!”

“Me too,” said her mate, Shim. “Not to worry. He’ll give up soon.”

“He wouldn’t be looking for us if you hadn’t eaten that U.S. Senator.”

“That was a mistake,” admitted Shim, patting her affectionately with his 3-meter flipper. “He tasted rotten!”

“Still, I think you must be psychic,” she noted.


“How could you know Trapper was coming?”

“That’s the easy part,” grinned Shim. He held up his waterproof Galaxy S-9 cellphone. “Travis always posts his next move on Facebook. See? I gave his post a ‘Like!’ ”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction:

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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20 Responses to The Giveaway

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    Oh, that poor Travis Trapper, underestimating his prey so horribly. Projecting his own idiocy, seems to me. That’ll come bite him in the butt someday if he’s not careful — maybe literally!

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  2. Lyn says:

    Facebook…Sea monsters have Facebook accounts…well, who’d a thunk it! Great way of keeping track of your enemy though 🙂

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  3. Hahah brilliant. Maybe I should go back on Farcebook so I can see what the sea monsters are up to out in the channel 🙂

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  4. ceayr says:

    Funny as ever, except that I don’t believe anything could stomach a politician.

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  5. TMI – LOL! Simply brilliant and a great comment on our times.

    Keith’s Ramblings!

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  6. James says:

    Clever. So Nessie has a mate. Must be how the line keeps going.

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  7. Singledust says:

    yup there are monsters on Facebook!

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  8. Sally says:

    Your story made me smile, great stuff.

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  9. Maybe the cell phone manufacturers knew something when they made some models waterproof. It seems monsters are becoming tech knowledgeable these days right along with the rest of us. Hilarious, Eric. Good writing as usual. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • EagleAye says:

      I guess it figures that monsters, who want to stay fed, have to keep up with our technological developments. You have to wonder if Samsung execs “know” their customers better than we think. 😉 Thanks so much Suzanne! 🙂

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