The Reunion

Photo by: Kent Bonham

Ray tried many elaborate schemes to sleep with Karen during high school. He never succeeded in impressing her. She liked him, just not in a sexual way.

Ten years later, they reconnected through Facebook.

Ray hadn’t changed. He claimed he met the Dalai Lama. He supposedly traveled to 60 countries, in the same car.

“Yeah, right,” Karen scoffed. He was still trying to sleep with her.

In Chicago, Karen said, “Your car isn’t safe here.”

“Right,” said Ray. He pressed a button on his key fob. In seconds, the car collapsed into a tiny cube.

Staring at Ray in wonder, Karen whispered, “What was the Dalai Lama like?”
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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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39 Responses to The Reunion

  1. Joe Owens says:

    I am sure the price of development is easily recouped in parking fees. Karen is destined to fulfill Ray’s wishes I guess.

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  2. michael1148humphris says:

    The world’s problems with car fixed it seems, but how do we find them again. It is sometimes bad enough looking for ones car in a car park.😉

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  3. granonine says:

    I hope they got out of the car before he downsized it! And he sure has her attention now 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Yeah, the number one warning in the owner’s manual is get out of the car first. 😉 And yes, Karen is reassessing her feelings very carefully now. 😉 Maybe she was wrong all along?

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  4. You should never let first impressions linger, hey? Such scope in this fiction, flashing before my eyes. I enjoyed your light brushstrokes.

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  5. Nan Falkner says:

    Gosh, she changed her tune quickly – Ray can do MUCH better than Karen. Wonderful story!! Nan

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    • EagleAye says:

      He probably can, but sometimes those old flames burn the hottest. The question is, if she isn’t pushing him away anymore, will he still be interested? Maybe she’s no fun without the chase. 😉 Thanks for stopping in, Nan! 🙂


  6. “Meet George Jetson! His son Elroy… ” LOL! I WISH we could have such conveniences, don’t you? But you you know.. back in the 60’s they thought we would be in flying cars by now. 😉

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! I really do wish I had a car like this. I wish I had a teleportal too. Then I wouldn’t need a car. 😉 There’s a bunch of things we were promised. *sigh* I’m still holding out for medical nanotechnology to reverse the aging process. 😉 Thanks Courtney! 🙂

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  7. wmqcolby says:

    Hahaha! Great and original, E.A. Nothing says it better than a collapsing car. Of course, who was to say he didn’t rent it from someone, right? 😉 The ace-up-the-sleeve.

    Five out of five “Jane, stop this crazy thing!” 😀

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  8. Joy Pixley says:

    He managed to impress Karen, finally; now what is going to do for an encore?

    A car that becomes a box is a fun toy. But if he had a button that made his car automatically compatible with the various emissions and safety standards, complete with proper registration permits, in any country he happened to be in, now THAT would be something. 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. How about an all electric car (thereby meeting anyone’s emission standards) that goes 300 miles without a charge, charges fully in 15 minutes, and goes 0 to 60 in 4 secs? Oh wait, that’s coming soon! 😉

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      • Joy Pixley says:

        That would be a great start! But I was more joking about how it seems every country has a different set of laws you have to follow, so my friends who move just give up the idea of bringing their car with them.

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      • EagleAye says:

        I hear you. The only solution to registration fees is diplomatic plates. Seems reg fees are an impressive revenue source for governments. 😐

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  9. A car that fits in your pocket would be very useful! By the way, what was the Dalai Lama like?

    Click to read my FriFic

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  10. I still won’t trust him.

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  11. Dear Eric,

    Nothing grabs a woman’s attention like a folding compact car. You do have a way with turning a story on its ear. 😀



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  12. gahlearner says:

    Hah, at least he has her attention now. But that still doesn’t mean that she wants to sleep with him. Fun story and what a twist.

    Liked by 1 person

    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, I don’t think Karen is the type to give up too easily. At least, for the first time, he got her door open just a bit. He has a slim chance now. 😉 Thanks so much! 🙂

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  13. Michael Wynn says:

    Oh how some are impressed by a fancy car. Nice one

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  14. Wonderful! All of those years she wasted by NOT being impressed with him. 🙂

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  15. List of X says:

    A tiny and easily collapsible car? I wonder if he’s trying to compensate for something.

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