A Terrible Drink

Photo by: Al Forbes

Photo by: Al Forbes

“My wife is always trying to invent new drinks,” said Stan, talking on the phone with his friend. “She left a sample of a new one in the kitchen for me. Lemme tell ya’, this one really bombed. It was awful!”

They chatted a little longer and Stan hung up. His 9-year old son Mitch, entered the kitchen. “Dad? Have you seen my tadpole?”

“When did you get a tadpole?”

“Found it this morning and put in the kitchen,” said Mitch, with a touch of pride. “I preserved it in formaldehyde like you said…in one of your martini glasses.”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/sunday-photo-fiction-february-26th-2017/

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 A Terrible Drink

  1. luckyjc007 says:

    Ha! Ha! At least the drink Stan drank has a name, and now he can scratch off the tadpole drink from his list of ones to pass up.

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  2. Whoopsie! He’ll end up with a frog in his throat! Excellent.

    Mine is a story for children!

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  3. Lyn says:

    Self preservation is one thing, but this is taking it a bit too far 😮 We can always rely on you, Eric, to come up with something different 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      I’ve heard of pickles in drinks before, but never pickled frog. You never know, this may really catch on in Japan, or maybe Cajun Bayou country. 😉 I do endeavor to meet expectations, Lyn. Good to know I’m on pace. 😉 Thanks so much! 🙂

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  4. Another inventive piece from you. Great stuff.

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  5. James says:

    I’m pretty sure formaldehyde would have killed him or at least put him in the hospital.

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  6. ceayr says:

    Amusing as ever, Eric.
    Can you please confirm that none of Kermit’s grandchildren were swallowed during the making of this tale?

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  7. Jade M. Wong says:

    LOL! I wonder if he’ll be staying away from any new drinks for the time being. Always a pleasure reading your work 🙂

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  8. mandibelle16 says:

    Oh gross, I’d feel positively ill after. Thank goodness stomach acid is strong. But formeldahyde wouldn’t or shouldn’t he be able to smell that? I’m sure he would’ve done diasections in high school at least. That stuff reeks and I’m sure it’s pretty terrible for your insides? Great write!

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  9. HAhaha that made me laugh out loud. Great story Eric.

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