Weight Loss Program

Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Immelda Vanderbilt, wealthy financier, walked in the field beside Dr. Egambe. “I knew physicists would produce a better, more successful weight loss program!” she enthused.

“Yes,” said Egambe, “But with our success comes new problems.”

“Of course! We need to find a manufacturer, publicity corps, FDA approval…”

“Ah, that’s not what I meant.”

“Eh? Where is Dr. Horowitz? And why aren’t we in his lab?”

Without a word, Egambe handed her a pair of binoculars and pointed into the sky.

“Oh my!”

“Yes, ma’am. Hopefully we can get him back before he gets lost in the cloud layer.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/03/01/3-march-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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36 Responses to Weight Loss Program

  1. James says:

    Oops. When science goes very wrong.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dale says:

    ha ha! Fun stuff!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Thanks for the laugh!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Dear Eric,

    Now that’s quite a weight loss program. I’m guessing not exactly what he had in mind. Funny.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah this wouldn’t lead to the trim figure everyone was hoping for. However, it would prevent that “weighed down by life” feeling very well. 😉 Thanks so much, Rochelle! 🙂


  5. Lyn says:

    He’s done it again…taken an ordinary photo of clouds with the sun shining behind them and used the prompt in a completely unexpected way. I’m glad they got him back though, let’s hope they can go forward. This time without the “oops.” 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! You know I’m not satisfied with the ordinary. I think they’ll go forward but not with a weight loss program. There are so many other very useful applications for this tech, they’ll still make boatloads of money. 😉

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  6. Joy Pixley says:

    Not so much a weight loss but a buoyancy gain, eh? Yeah, might need to rethink that formula..

    Another successfully funny piece pulled out of… (sorry about this)… thin air!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha. Is that “levit-at-y?” 😉 This won’t really work so well for a diet, but imagine the ability to tow something immensely heavy like entire buildings across the country with a small airplane. They’ll make their money back alright. 😉 Thanks Joy!


  7. Michael Wynn says:

    That was funny, I’m glad they got him back, he’ll have to be more careful in future

    Liked by 1 person

  8. michael1148humphris says:

    That is a dangerous cure. 🙂🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Rommy says:

    Yes, he’s lighter, but how does he look? That’s what’s important. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • EagleAye says:

      That’s the issue here. He still looks like a middle-aged guy with a couple tires around the middle. I think he took the term “weight loss” a little too literally. 😉


  10. Simply brilliant! And the delivery is perfect. I even said, “Oops!” aloud.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. The Voice says:

    Well that’s one solution to the problem. Physicists are always so literal…lol.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. gahlearner says:

    I want it! I can always wear a lead belt, like the ones for diving. Fun story.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Ha! Maybe Dr. Horowitz doesn’t WANT to come down.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. luckyjc007 says:

    Funny! He could live well on the moon! A kind of heaven for weight watchers.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Such a light solution to a weighty problem. A delightful story.

    Liked by 1 person

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