The Fiery Eye

Photo by: J Hardy Carroll

“I gave them the Fiery eye,” pronounced Aunt Miranda. “Disreputable smut!”

“Artistic nudes,” corrected Jeremy.

“You set fire to them?” asked Fire Marshall Neely.

The Fiery Eye,” explained Jeremy. “And the paintings caught fire.”

“Her look started the fire?” said Neely, incredulous. “Don’t be daft!”

Aunt Miranda glared out the window. “Who’s red truck? It’s blocked me in!”

“That’s my vehicle,” said Neely. “Sorry. Can’t move it during an investigation.”

Miranda began glaring.

“She’s doing it again!” warned Jeremy.

Neely looked outside too, ashen-faced. “Right then.” To his radio: “Dispatch? Cause was ‘Fiery Eye’…and I need a new truck.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

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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28 Responses to The Fiery Eye

  1. James says:

    Oh great. She’s a firestarter and guilty of arson, but how to control her so she can be brought to trial?

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  2. Hah! I had teachers at school who could do that.

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  3. Lyn says:

    Oh boy, would she ever be handy during parliamentary question time 😀
    My youngest daughter has a glare like Aunt Miranda. Her older brother and sister (LOL and husband) are often heard to say, “Uh oh, watch out…it’s the look

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yipes! It’s hard to have a “hard talk” with a daughter like that. Yeah, I’ve known a few people who’ve got, “that look.” If you’re around them it’s wise to invest in asbestos clothing. 😉 Thanks Lyn! 🙂

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  4. Joy Pixley says:

    I think I’ve watched too many British detective shows and police procedurals, because I could hear the “Right, then,” clear as day. 😉

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  5. Dear Eric,

    Uh oh, it’s going to be difficult to incarcerate that one. I want an eye that cleans my house. Ah well…not likely. Neely has his work cut out for him. Good one.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha. That’s interesting. A “Cleaning Eye” could be really handy. Mind if I use that some day? And yeah, Neely will be busy, mostly making sure his fire station doesn’t get burned down. 😉 Thanks Rochelle!


  6. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    I go away for a while, come back, and you are still absurd. Glad to see some things never change.

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  7. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Ha, this was loads of fun.

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  8. granonine says:

    I’d like to have an eye like that!

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  9. subroto says:

    All those in favour of burning the house down say ‘Eye’. Who needs weapons of mass destruction when Aunt Miranda is around.

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  10. Ha, ha. That’s some eye Aunt Miranda has. It could be classified as a super power. Hilarious and good writing, Eric. 😀 — Suzanne

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  11. Fun one! I wonder what (or who?) else has been victim to the “fiery eye.” She doesn’t seem to hesitate to use it!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, Mr Havington’s barn was unsightly. It burned down. She rather disapproved of Ms. Hurley’s trumpetvine creeping into her garden…and that’s just recently. It’s a sordid history to be sure. 😉 Thanks so much! 🙂


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