Dinner is Served!

Photo by: Al Forbes

The solar flare was massive and far more powerful than anyone expected. Earth’s magnetic field protected it as usual, but intense strips of radiation slipped through at a few small locations. In a farm outside Davenport, Iowa, small but critical changes developed.

Foxes, Max and Maury, watched the farm from a distance. “I’m tellin’ you,” said Max. “The farmer hasn’t been there in weeks! The dogs are gone too.”

“No way…” said Maury.

“Way!” Max quivered with excitement. “Best of all, the chicken coop is unlocked!”

“For reals?”

“Yep. Dinner is served!”

The foxes sneaked onto the farm, encountering no opposition. Though the presence of stripped skeletons in the yard seemed odd. They sneaked to the chicken coop. The door opened easily, and the two slipped in.

Maury grinned at Max. This was a dream come true.

Nearby, one carnivorous chicken grinned at the other carnivorous chicken. “I told you they’d come,” it whispered. “Dinner is served!”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/sunday-photo-fiction-october-1st-2017/

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 Dinner is Served!

  1. James says:

    I saw that one coming but it was still fun.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice turning of the tables. About time the chickens got some revenge on the foxes.

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  3. Varad says:

    I’ve gotten used to your brand of wit, so I knew that there was something happening with the chicken. Good one, EA.

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  4. What a great story! Thanks for it!

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  5. michael1148humphris says:

    What a worrying story, Hitchcock would have loved it.

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  6. Joy Pixley says:

    They really should have paid more attention to the stripped skeletons. Me, that’s something I would have noticed, no matter how hungry I was. 😉

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  7. Lyn says:

    Oh boy…this makes me glad we sold our poultry farm (3,000 chickens) when I was a kid 😀

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  8. ceayr says:

    Cleverly horrible, Eric

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  9. JS Brand says:

    I really enjoyed this, especially the way the foxes spoke. It was obvious something bad was coming up, but I only guessed what at the very last minute.

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  10. Sheena says:

    No way. What if the ghosts of dinners past popped up and demanded retribution? What would we do?

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  11. That’s going a little further than Chicken Run. 😉 Great story!

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  12. athling2001 says:

    Ha! Great twist. I fear the foxes are in for some trouble.

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  13. Sounds like the farmer wass bone idle. Dead centre of town though. Good story Eric.

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