The Revolution

Photo by: Roger Bultot

Photo by: Roger Bultot

Hirashmukka the orchid sighed at the snowy streets outside. Baltimore was completely unsuited to heat-loving tropical plants. That would change eventually.

The Revolution continued apace.

Humans still thought gas-guzzling, CO2-emitting SUVs were their idea. Let them believe that.

Humans who denied climate-change as reality despite the facts: many of them owned orchids.

The Revolution wasn’t perfect. It didn’t work on everyone. World-building science wasn’t perfect…yet.

Daphne returned home carrying an orchid. “I brought you a friend, Minka,” she said to Hirashmukka.

Put it on the red table, thought Hirashmukka.

Daphne momentarily blanked. “I’ll put it on the red table.”
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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43 Responses to The Revolution

  1. James says:

    Ha! A positive spin on climate change. The orchids are behind it.

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  2. Hehe, mind control by an orchid. Love it.

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  3. Have you perchance been reading Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds?

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  4. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    This was a very creative take on the prompt. Who knew flowers were so evil?

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Thank you for that. πŸ™‚ Orchids aren’t evil “per se.” They’re so dedicated to species survival they really don’t think about moral considerations. Your average cat has a better moral compass…and that’s saying something. πŸ˜‰


  5. jmwwriting says:

    Very nice. Humorous and meaningful (and sci-fi-ish)!

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  6. Joy Pixley says:

    Aha, finally we know what’s behind all of this! We’d better go… Oh, my orchid tells me it’s time for a nap. Nighty-night.

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  7. List of X says:

    I had a hunch this was the case, which is why I have been waterboarding my houseplants every few days.

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  8. Lyn says:

    “Outside the box?” Eric, sometimes you are so far outside the box, you astound me. This is just plain clever πŸ™‚

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  9. Dale says:

    Never trust a pretty flower, apparently! Love your take!

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  10. Dear Eric,

    When you think outside the box you take a 500 mile leap. πŸ˜‰ Only you would come up with a mind controlling orchid. Good one.



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  11. michael1148humphris says:

    I thrown all my orchids out onto the compost heap. Thanks for the warning.πŸ˜‰

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  12. yarnspinnerr says:

    Besides the environmental issues this has other layers too.

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  13. Archon's Den says:

    Flowers outthinking people??! Ha!!….wait, Trump won. πŸ˜•

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  14. Oh, those orchids can be so sneaky. Love this.

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  15. granonine says:

    Oy. Controlling plants. Sci-fi at its best πŸ™‚

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  16. wmqcolby says:

    They all live on the big island in Hawaii. No wonder … they’re spreading! πŸ˜€

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  17. Michael Wynn says:

    Oh no, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the flower bed!

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  18. yuhublogger says:

    Whoa!! What a creative take!!! So much fun.

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  19. An orchid with mind control. In future when things go wrong we can say, “The orchid made me do it.” Hilarious and good writing, Eric. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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