The Visions

Photo by: Al Forbes

Bradley started the day as a foreman overseeing the demolition of the old church on Robard Ave. Now he sat in a psychologist’s office, his job on the line. At least he was spared the indignity of the couch.

“So what happened?” said Dr. Valdez.

“The truck carrying the wrecking ball broke down,” said Bradley. “We ordered another truck to get the ball. Then, it had an accident. The wrecking ball was…wrecked.”

“And then you had your hallucination?”

“A vision, actually. A nun and a priest stood in the church gallery. I knew then the church shouldn’t be demolished. I told the demolition company owner. He’s furious, and that’s why I’m here.”

“Okay, what did this ‘vision’ say to you?”

“Nothing. They never do. I can just figure out what’s wrong from the vision.”

“They? You’ve hallucinated before?”

“Visions,” corrected Bradley. “I’ve always had them. For instance, there’s something wrong with that doughnut.”

Valdez paused, about to take a bite. “Don’t be silly.” He bit in, then spluttered and spat the bite out. “Ach! It’s salty!”

“Yeah, I saw a baker face-palming just now. Salt looks just like sugar. An understandable mistake by a busy baker.”

“Don’t you think that’s a lucky coincidence?” smirked Valdez. His phone rang. “I’m sorry, that’s my wife. I should…”

“Maybe wait on that,” warned Bradley. “You should prepare yourself.”

Valdez paused. “Why?”

Bradley studiously avoided looking towards the couch. “I think your wife knows about the cheerleader.”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction:

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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20 Responses to The Visions

  1. tskraghu says:

    Thanks for envisioning another ‘impossible’ story! Liked it.

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  2. Joy Pixley says:

    Well, that’s one way to get the psychiatrist to believe him! Really liked how this one developed; it surprised me. Nicely done!

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  3. Steve Lakey says:

    Bradley could be a useful asset to any company!

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  4. What woud be really funny is if he was the one going round telling people things, and he was really a PI. Haha. Good story Eric.

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  5. List of X says:

    It seems like Bradley’s talents are wasted in this job.

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  6. What a waste of talent and what an excellent story.

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    • EagleAye says:

      For certain. I think there’s an exciting career ahead of him if he just puts himself out there. If he loses his demolition job, it could be a good thing. 😉 Thanks so much! 🙂


  7. Jade M. Wong says:

    Now if only Bradly could channel his visions to do some good in the world 🙂

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  8. Uh oh! Dr should listen to Bradley’s hallucin… uhm visions! 😉

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  9. goroyboy says:

    Wonderfully Entertaining! Bravo 👏

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