The Great Idea

Photo by: Dawn Miller

Molly and Mandy were identical twins. Everyone thought so anyway. You see, both of them were invisible.

H.G. Wells’ invisible man could put on clothes and be seen. With M&M, anything touching their skin turned invisible too, including their clothes.

The twins had one significant difference. Mandy received sudden spontaneous technological insights while in a trance-like state. Ever wonder why GPS receivers got so small so fast? Mandy. Stealth airplanes? Yeah…Mandy.

Since the two were always together, Molly recorded all the trances.

One day, as they sat in Dave’s cafe, Mandy rambled on, perfectly comfortable with talking to an empty chair. She could talk a lot without taking a break. Right in the middle of a sentence, Mandy suddenly fell into a trance. She spoke for ten minutes before the trance finished.

“Isn’t that amazing?” crowed Mandy. “It’s my best insight yet! It would provide unlimited energy to the entire world! It wouldn’t cost much to make!”

The chair across from her suddenly creaked.

“Sorry, hon,” said Molly. “Did I miss something? I really had to pee.”
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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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12 Responses to The Great Idea

  1. Say, that reminds me of talking to my husband. with my hearing problems I never when he’s got up and left the room. 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! I’ll bet that can be awkward. Sometimes my wife comes home from work and she’s super-tired. Yeah, she has fallen asleep while I’m talking to her. 🙂


  2. Hahahaha! I was really looking forward to hearing what these new insights were! Darn it, Molly had to pee and now I will never know! LOL! Great story!!

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  3. athling2001 says:

    Grin! Wonder if Molly did that on purpose? Well done.

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  4. Lyn says:

    LOL I bet Molly wishes she’d gone to the bathroom before dinner like her mother always told her to do when she was a kid 😀


  5. luckyjc007 says:

    With her ability to go into a trance she needs to perfect it so she can get a rerun…..just in case a certain someone has a sudden need to pee again at a crucial time!

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  6. James says:

    So much for the practical fusion reactor.

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