The Tough Crowd

Photo by: Marie Gail Stratford

The alien spaceship landed atop Bloomingdales. The God-King emerged. Its immeasurable charisma and beauty had conquered hundreds of worlds.

From the speakers, it spoke about curing all Human problems. It intended no such thing, but slaves liked it.

New Yorkers looked up, shrugged, and moved on.

“It’s not working,” whined the God-King.

It’s PR-Slave said, “Keep going! New Yorkers aren’t easily impressed.”

The God-King continued with its promise of nirvana.

Suddenly thousands of New Yorkers turned and rushed toward the building.

“Aha! They’re coming now,” crowed the God-King.

“That’s not it,” groaned the PR-Slave. “Bloomingdales is having a sale.”
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 Tough Crowd

  1. Dear Eric,

    For a God-King he’s pretty clueless, isn’t he? He’d better run while he can. Wacky and unique as always.



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    • EagleAye says:

      He sure is. Like so many creatures with charisma and little else (e.g., politicians), he’s not used to thinking first. That’s why he needs a PR (public relations)-Slave. πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much, Rochelle! πŸ™‚


  2. James says:

    I’d say these people already are slaves.

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Can’t let an alien invasion get in the way of the sales! Good fun πŸ™‚

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  4. pennygadd51 says:

    I like the pace of this, and the detail. The irony that slavery to the dollar overcomes alien invasion is rather exquisite too. Nice story!

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  5. bbryanthomas says:

    Good stoy. I loved it.

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  6. Mike says:

    β€œBloomingdales is having a sale.” . . . . Now that has got to be deflating to the God-King.

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  7. Nan Falkner says:

    I really enjoyed your story! Is the coupon in today’s paper? I need to get it out of the trash. Seriously, you are really a great writer!


  8. Jelli says:

    That was an enjoyable little visit this week. Glad I don’t believe in that God-King, he’s pretty durn stupid.

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  9. granonine says:

    Funny. And very believable.

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  10. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    This was great fun to read. Nice take on the prompt.

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  11. Dale says:

    I always like it when I burst out laughing at the end of a FF story! Which I so did, here.
    Poor King Clueless…

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  12. Ha ha – great last line!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  13. Dahlia says:

    Haha – very nicely done!

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