True Legends

Photo by: Sarah Ann Hall

The Team figured out the elaborate lock on the ancient church’s door. Inside they finally found their quarry. It rested between other exotic and beautiful chalices.

“The Chalice of Poseidon!” breathed Dr. Abramowitz.

“Worth millions I expect,” grinned Wendy, their tech specialist.

Abramowitz held it aloft “Legends say it’s ever-full and anyone who drinks from it will never thirst again.”

“Now hang on…”

“I’ll never thirst again during my desert expeditions!”

He drank vigorously.

Everyone winced at the sudden change.

Wendy glared at Abramowitz, squirming on the floor. “Guess the legends were true. I’m pretty sure octopuses are never thirsty.”
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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39 Responses to True Legends

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Always read the small print.

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  2. James says:

    He better get inside the chalice lest he die out of water.

    When you referenced “Chalice of Poseidon,” I considered that the oceans contain salt water. Try drinking endless (or even limited) amounts of that.

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    • EagleAye says:

      That’s one of the details to think about. Seawater is just great to drink for Poseidon, not such a smart idea for people. I expect the doctor will find himself in an aquarium pos-haste. 😉 Thanks James! 🙂

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  3. He obviously isn’t from the old school of “Look before you leap.” So now he’ll have to hunt for another school.

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  4. This made me laugh. Great story.

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  5. Varad says:

    Pretty sure Octopuses won’t get thirst once they are toast.

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  6. Lyn says:

    Legends! There’s always a sting in the tale somewhere. Right now the others are probably thinking, “Hmmm… BBQ octopus for lunch.” 😉

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  7. Thanks for my first grin of the day! Excellent.

    Click to read my FriFic!

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  8. draliman says:

    Well, he doesn’t watch enough films. Obviously there was going to be a catch 🙂

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  9. bbryanthomas says:

    I love the legendry twist

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  10. rgayer55 says:

    That’s why I always have my sidekick drink it first. 🙂

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  11. granonine says:

    Laughing. A lot of laughter this week:

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  12. Dear Eric

    Be careful what you wish and carry a big canteen. Love it.



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  13. pennygadd51 says:

    Turning into an octopus just has to be the worst hangover ever! Nice story EagleAye – raised a chuckle!

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  14. James McEwan says:

    A warning should go with this “Always follow the logic from any advice.”

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  15. (He drink vigorously ~ you might need an “s” in drinks.)

    This made me laugh out loud AND say, “Oh, that’s funny.” Thank you.

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  16. Ha ha – loved the twist ending!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  17. List of X says:

    Okay, this is exactly why lab rats were invented.

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  18. joetwo says:

    That’s an urban myth. Octopuses drink like fish.

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  19. Dale says:

    Serves him right for not checking all the deets!

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