The Big Oops

Photo by: J Hardy Carroll

Evil Dr. Genesplice stood outside the old factory, beaming. “Just think, Poc!” he said to his assistant.

Poc, belonged to a species of intelligent Lemur that worked for the evil genius. “Sure, boss.”

“Inside this building, a gigantic creature lies in wait. It can destroy whole cities! The only thing on Earth that can hold it is the containment chamber it grew in!”

“You thought of everything, boss.”

“Indeed I did!”

“Right, boss.”

“Now it is time. Release the Heraken!”

Poc received a radio call. He whispered into Genesplice’s ear.

“What do you mean the doors aren’t tall enough?”
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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30 Responses to The Big Oops

  1. JS Brand says:

    Measure twice, cut once. Even evil geniuses should follow basic rules. Nice take on the prompt.

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  2. Tsk, tsk. While other writers are portraying cities being obliterated, reduced to radioactive rubble by planet-contaminating atomic wars (or aliens), here you are inventing mad scientists who’ll wipe us all out with a gigantic cement-and-bone-crunching creature. I can’t imagine what the military generals have in mind when the world’s writers are so engaged in destruction! 😉
    (Don’t you admire all my eloquent adjectives?) Good story. Very glad he miscalculated.

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    • EagleAye says:

      I enjoyed your adjectives immensely! And where do you think military minds get their ideas from? 😉 Scifi writer Jerry Pournelle imagined a military satellite that was actually considered for Ronald Reagan’s Star Wars program.

      Thanks much, Christine! 🙂

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  3. joetwo says:

    The same thing happened with a tunnel for trucks back home. Bunch of dopes!

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  4. Lyn says:

    Dr Genesplice? Mwaaahaahaaa LOL you do know how to pick names, Eric. How embarrassing for him. Guess mad geniuses can’t think of everything 😀

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  5. rgayer55 says:

    I could just see this pair as cartoon characters. How I miss the days of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Super Chiicken, and Dudley Do-Right (and his horse, Horse). You’d have made a great writer for those shows, Eric.

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  6. Dear Eric,

    If anyone could make a twisted sci-fi out of this photo it would be you. 😉 Big oops is right. Too funy. Thanks for the chuckles.



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  7. bbryanthomas says:

    Reminds me of my DIY days

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  8. granonine says:

    Great story–love the names of your characters–so glad this isn’t real 🙂

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  9. Oops is right.
    Was it the army corps of engineers who assisted in the design? They always seem to foul things up.
    Oh wait, these are the bad guys. Hell, so is the corps lots of times.
    I hope no one from the corps is tracking this, Boss.

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  10. Alice Audrey says:

    LOL! Yep, the thought of everything.

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  11. Hah! Great twist! But wait, Dr Genesplice’s NEXT plan will be perfect…. er well, would you believe the one after that? Er – maybe the one after the one after that… Um… 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! That’s about how it goes. Sometimes it’s all the fault of that British Secret Agent James Brand. Last time they met, Brand was in an “inescapable death trap.” Genesplice answered Brand with, “I expect you to die!” But he didn’t. 😉

      Thanks Matthew!


  12. Vivian Zems says:

    Ooh! It’s coming to kill us all! Eeeek!😨

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  13. Aha, every Evil Genius needs their dim-witted Minion. And every master plan has one genius flaw overlooked. Reminded me a bit of Whacky Races. Not sure why.

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  14. Dahlia says:

    Oops indeed! 😀 An enjoyable story – thank you. But i am curious how did Genesplice intend to save himself and Poc? Or did he forget to think of that even? 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      It’s always like that, right? Somebody creates an awesome force and thinks, just because they created it, they will control it. It rarely works out that way. Dr. Frankenstein can attest to that. Maybe it’s best for Genesplice that the creature didn’t get out after all. 😉 Thanks much! 🙂

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