Chicken Soup

Photo by: Jessica Haines

Photo by: Jessica Haines

Little Sammy constantly invented things, more or less with success. He melted the blender once, and blew up lawnmowers twice. But he wasn’t the primary worry of local residents.

It was the Razor Gang.

They robbed houses, extorted small businesses, and mugged the old. Like most bullies and cowards, they only preyed upon the defenseless.

When Sammy’s Grandpa Merlin went to the hospital, an angry Sammy hatched a plan.

He wore a red backpack to ensure they saw it. Sure enough, the Razors ganged up and stole it from him. They served up some bruises too. Sammy still smiled. It was worth it.

Days later, Sammy sat with Grandpa outside the deli. Grandpa said, “So you’re the reason the Razors disappeared?”


“What was in the backpack?”

“Well,” said Sammy. “It was like a bomb.”

“You blew up the Razors?”

“It wasn’t the blow-up kind.

“What then?”

“It makes somebody more of what they really are.”

“Ah! That explains all the chickens lately.” Grandpa signaled the waitress. “Want more chicken soup?”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers:

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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41 Responses to Chicken Soup

  1. That was inventive! Always amazed at how you approach a challenge.

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  2. James says:

    Well, I was never part of a gang, but when I was eight, I used a magnifying lens and sunlight to melt crayons on my bed sheets. My Dad was not amused.

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  3. Hahaha! Good way to get rid of the razors is turn them into chickens and eat them! LOL! Loved this!

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  4. Lyn says:

    Very inventive indeed ๐Ÿ™‚ Good onya Sammy, standing up to the bullies.

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  5. If ONLY! Can I have one of those red backpacks please???? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. Aren’t you so very unconventional. Great innovative take. I love your cheeky at times creepy sense of humour.

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  7. List of X says:

    I guess the town was lucky they were chicken in their heart and not hyenas or jackals.

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  8. yarnspinnerr says:

    Vere cleverly written. Loved the last line.

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  9. Sinisterly cute — or cutely sinister.

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  10. Great take on the prompt, love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. luckyjc007 says:

    Funny and they got their just reward! Although, I may be thinking of them as I eat chicken soup after a spat with some “not so great people!”
    I hope your daughter is blessed with your sense of humor. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • EagleAye says:

      I think so. If only it could be so for all the bullies in the world. I hope that chicken soup tastes just a little bit better. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hannah is already showing signs of it. She’s got the “silly gene” for certain. Any time she does something to make us laugh, she loves to do it again. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Brilliant! A totally different and amusing take on the prompt.

    Click to visit Keith’s Ramblings!

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  13. Chris C. says:

    I laughed when I got to the ending. Well done Sammy! I’m not sure if I should admire or run from him though.

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  14. Joy Pixley says:

    Am I the only one who wonders how on earth Sammy figured out how to do that? I think we have the makings of a seriously powerful Mad Scientist here. I’d keep an eye on him if I were Grandpa!

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