Lost And Found

Photo by: Ted Strutz

Photo by: Ted Strutz

In the tiny town of Leena, Alabama nothing ever happened.

So when the chair appeared, people noticed. A local TV reporter stood at the lake saying, “Swimmers confirm the chair is literally standing on deep water. It’s a bona-fide miracle!”

Hundreds of people took photos of the chair in the lake. People young and old waited to get baptized in the “miracle lake.” Some collected “holy water” and were already selling it on eBay.

In a hotel in Birmingham, maverick inventor Horace Clay poked through his swim trunks from the lake. He said, “Sweetie? Have you seen my holoprojector?”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/10-february-2017/

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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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45 Responses to Lost And Found

  1. James says:

    So much for miracles.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Wasn’t it PT Barnum who said, “There’s a sucker born every minute”? He’d have been delighted with Horace.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dale says:

    Lawzy, Lawzy, Lawzy! Dudn’t take much, do it? πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Lyn says:

    Oh come on citizens of Leena, Alabama…everyone knows wood floats (rolls eyes at citizens) πŸ˜€

    Liked by 2 people

  5. There’s one born every minute!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Joy Pixley says:

    Personally, I would count the holoprojector as a miracle. Close enough for me!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. List of X says:

    I don’t know where the holoprojector is, but it appears that people in Leena, Alabama aren’t familiar with the natural phenomenon when, in a cold enough temperature, the top of water surface turns into a transparent solid that could easily support the weight of a chair or even a human.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, they don’t get cold temps much in Leena. I understand they’re importing a guy from Minnesota to give them a briefing about the effects of cold temperatures. πŸ˜‰

      Like

  8. wmqcolby says:

    Hahahaha! Well, that solves THAT riddle. Good one, E.! I was wondering how this would have turned out.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. granonine says:

    Aha! You go, Horace!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. jellico84 says:

    Hahahaaa! Liked that twist. Can imagine the look on the authority’s faces when they find said device. hehehee!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Such a nice story of magic until that crushing end. Nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Dear Eric,

    Would the people of Leema care to buy a piece of toast with Elvis likeness imprinted on it…I swear it came swooshing through my rear window as I was driving over the Brooklyn Bridge, which, by the way I’d like to sell. Love it.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  13. Michael Wynn says:

    Very amusing. Every miracle has its explanation

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Tamal says:

    Huh, that was funny.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. rgayer55 says:

    Jesus left the chair there so weary water walkers would have a place to sit and rest.

    Sounds like everyone is cashing in on the miracle except for Horace.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. tedstrutz says:

    I knew I’d find a good one here.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. michael1148humphris says:

    Thanks for the tip: I think that I should visit Leema – it seems like their a buck or two to be made.

    Liked by 1 person

    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Just bring along a box of magic tricks. You’ll do well. Though mind you’re careful. I understand they chased David Copperfield out whilst carrying torches and sharp farm implements. πŸ˜‰

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  18. Gullible and wishing for anything exciting to happen in Leema – I suppose.
    Fun write…
    Isadora 😎

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Indira says:

    What an end. Haha. I liked it. My country is land of miracles Lord Ganesha drinking milk, sweet sea water etc.etc. everything sells. Brilliant imaginative take.

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