Tasteful Control

The city of Cristobal in Mexico had government, but Manuela Garza really ran things. Crime disappeared in the city. The CIA wanted to know how. After agents 312 and 273 disappeared, Schuler (Agent 17) arrived next.

Manuela ran a simple market on a corner. She looked ordinary and dressed plainly.

Schuler ordered huevos rancheros. Soon Manuela brought it out. She gazed suspiciously. “Federale?” she said.

“No! Me? Just a tourista.”

“You lie but that’s alright,” she grinned, touching the food gently.

Schuler took a bite…

The food tasted like heavenly perfection. He became addicted in an instant. Manuela’s mutation injected concentrated TLC (Tender Loving Care) into it. Schuler’s plate contained more TLC than most people taste in a lifetime.

She controlled everyone with food, Schuler realized, but he was helpless to stop her. Grinning, she introduced him to his new co-workers in the kitchen.

“Hola,” he said sheepishly.

“Hi,” replied Agents 312 and 273.

Written for What Pegman Saw: https://whatpegmansaw.com/2017/02/11/av-5-mexico-city-mexico/

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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21 Responses to Tasteful Control

  1. k rawson says:

    Food zombies, the super secret weapon. Good one!

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  2. James says:

    That was unique. Well played.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jmwwriting says:

    Very nice!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Intriguing story. I like it.

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  5. Lyn says:

    Does she deliver? I have a few politicians I’d like to give her food to 😀 😀

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  6. Joy Pixley says:

    Great title. But ah, when will they learn? If you keep the agents, they’ll just send more! Maybe once she has all the employees she needs, she’ll send the next one back. 😉

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    • EagleAye says:

      Manuela is pretty smart, and she can turn her gift on and off at will. If she doesn’t want to hook another Federale she just doesn’t give his food the whammy. He’ll go back empty-handed. 😉 Thanks Joy!

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  7. List of X says:

    I would think that if Manuela’s food was that addictive, crime would go up because people would kill each other for one more plate.


  8. What a fun take on the prompt. Soon her kitchen will be full of agents.

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  9. jellico84 says:

    Hey, that kitchen sounds way too too familiar. think I visited it a couple decades ago…I can still taste the huevos rancheros… wait, maybe that’s just lunch. LOL! Love the story, EagleAye! 🙂 ❤

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  10. Dear Eric,

    Manuela could rule the world. Then we’d all be fat, dumb and happy. 😉 Fun take.



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