The 2nd Course

Photo by: Yarnspinner

Aboard the generation ship Xanadu, things went wrong. With 30 years left until the ship arrived at the new planet, three people were awakened too early from their stasis pods.

Jason and Kelly, farmers from Idaho, tried to make do. The politician from Alabama was highly distressed.

They sat to eat and Kelly delivered the first course of food.

The politician sobbed at his plate. “Fried tree bark? That’s it?”

“We awoke too early,” explained Jason. “Our food is limited.”

“I can’t live like this!”

“C’mon. Kelly cooks it great.”

“You two got each other, but I got no girls to date. I still got the 2nd Amendment!” He pulled a pistol from his pocket and shot himself in the head.

Kelly arrived in a rush. “What happened?”

“The politician couldn’t hack it.”

“Too bad,” sighed Kelly. “Guess he was strong on getting votes, but weak on morale.”

“His loss. So what’s the 2nd course for the meal?”

“All we have is, ribeye steak with Shiitake mushrooms and broiled King Crab legs.”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers:

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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26 Responses to The 2nd Course

  1. Jelli says:

    Had to laugh at that one.

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  2. Lyn says:

    Oh my goodness, can I get a trip on the Xanadu? The ribeye steak sounds wonderful. LOL can’t remember the last time I had one of those. Wouldn’t say “no” to the crab legs either. The new world will be a lot better place with one less self-indulgent politician. Jason and Kelly have a wonderful opportunity here to write up a few rules for the new colony.

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    • EagleAye says:

      “Surf and Turf” is a favorite of mine. Ribeye and crab legs just make my mouth water. And yeah, this new world is starting off better. Imagine what a fine world people could build without self-absorbed, self-serving career politicians. There’s hope for the crew of the Xanadu. 😉 Thanks Lyn! 🙂

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, if only he had read the menu first! Expertly done.

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  4. Lol! I was concerned for a min that the senator was going to be the second course!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  5. Hahaha! The politician shot himself because of the first course of the meal — he should have waited! Oh yes, he couldn’t – he’s a politician! LOL! Great story! Loved it!

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  6. michael1148humphris says:

    I did wonder if Jason did it purposely, but I guess not, then again,

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  7. Ha ha ha ha ha. Those farmers are not the simoletons they appear to be.

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  8. I too assumed they would eat the hapless (headless?) politician! Excellent.

    Click to read my FFfAW!

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  9. mandibelle16 says:

    Oops looks like the politician reacted. too quickly and without thinking. But well, maybe that says something about his politics as well lol.

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  10. Indira says:

    LOL. You are too good at taking a dig at politicians.


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