Stinky Cannon Balls

Photo by: Björn Rudberg

While colonists settled in at Humphrey colony, construction continued apace.

Jeffrey and his friends explored this alien world. Climbing Menlo’s mountain, they walked past a construction sign warning people away. Soon they encountered Mahouts guiding a massive Gahinder.

The massive, six-legged beast trundled along, its maw gouging through rock and dirt to make the mountain road. The kids walked up to the beast’s massive behind.

Henry, the lead Mahout, shouted at them. “Get back! It’s not safe there.”

“But Gahinders are tame,” said Jeffrey.

Henry pointed at the Gahinder’s huge anus. “That dirt won’t stay in his belly forever!”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

Author’s Notes:

Though this story features a road construction crew, they were controlling a large animal to do it. I wasn’t sure what to call the workers. I figured the Thai Elephant handlers made the most sense as a template. That’s how I got “Mahout.”

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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53 Responses to Stinky Cannon Balls

  1. Varad says:

    Argh! The mental image… 😀

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  2. A good story about a crappy subject! Gotta love it!

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Entertaining, the title made me laugh 🙂

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  4. Joy Pixley says:

    LOL! You definitely would NOT want to be on the wrong end of a Gahinder when it lets loose!

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  5. Lyn C says:

    Still, it would be worse… the Gahinders might be able to fly 😮

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yipes! It could still be worse. The Gahinders might turn out to be sentient and not amused at being service animals. The revolt of the Gahinders might be…wait for it…revolting. 😉


  6. pennygadd51 says:

    I love your choice of ‘mahout’. It feels exactly right. The detail of your alien world is good, too.

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  7. I actually read a story about a guy dying in elephant poop. Evidently, the elephant had been suffering from constipation for quite sometime. His handler had fed him different laxatives with no results, so he chose to try a giant suppository. As he was trying to insert it, the laxatives kicked in and the unfortunate handler became buried in feces. Not the way I want to go. 🙂

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  8. Oh dear, Eric .

    I should never eat breakfast and read your stories at the same time. I came dangerously close to spewing on this one. Guffaw! Gurgle! He he!



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    • EagleAye says:

      Almost there! There’s nothing like “twice scrambled” eggs all over the newspaper. *Sigh* I’ll have to keep trying. I’ll get you, my pretty! 😉

      Thanks Rochelle!


  9. draliman says:

    This could get messy 🙂

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  10. Sandra says:

    I think I may need to go and bleach my imagination now… 😦

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  11. James McEwan says:

    A fun read, I wondered if I had stumbled into a new world, a new planet – somewhere full of interesting creatures – then I discover the same problem; what do you do with the waste?

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    • EagleAye says:

      I’m guessing use it for fertilizer? Your cucumbers might taste funny and, my, what an interesting shade of puce! But hey, they’ll grow and you won’t starve. Besides, an extra pair of antennae never hurt anyone. 😉

      Glad you had fun. Thanks!

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  12. Dale says:

    What is it with boys and their fixation with pipi caca?

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  13. Oh, so that’s how the hand on the sign got black (since we are all being disgusting here anyways) 🙂

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  14. Dan Bohn says:

    -Gahinder’s huge anus- The name Gahinders is funny enough. I’m still smiling.

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  15. subroto says:

    Can’t unsee the mental image….. Well on the plus side the poo paper industry will be thrilled.

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  16. lisarey1990 says:

    A fun, entertaining and very different story. Really good.

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  17. I would keep my distance to any beast feeding on rocks…..
    Massive mudslide coming

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  18. goroyboy says:

    Bombs away!! Lol

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