Breaking A Few Eggs

Photo by: Al Forbes

As the gondola rose up the mountain, Debra shivered. “Aren’t you concerned about the disappearances?”

“Disappearing gondolas?” said Vik. “Naw. That’s just a crazy rumor. Don’t be fooled. Think of the good side! This is the only planet where you can watch Giant Eagles from the safety of a mountain lodge. Those rumors were spread by the lodge’s competitors.”

All feelings of security evaporated when a giant eagle’s talons punched through the sides of the gondola. Powerful wings ripped the gondola free from the cables.

As the eagle carried them to its nest, the two wondered at their fate.

“What’ll be like in the nest?” said Debra. “Will the other gondolas be there?”

“Probably. There’ll be no food there. The survivors might be starving to death.”

“Or worse, eaten by the eagle’s truck-sized chicks!”

The eagle finally deposited them in basketball court-sized nest with two other gondolas and broken egg shells. Vik and Debra ventured out after the giant predator departed.

They discovered Ben, eating something from a plate.

“You weren’t eaten by the chicks?” exclaimed Debra.

“You’re not starving?” wondered Ben.

“Nope,” said Ben, standing before a huge broken egg. Hope you guys like omelettes.”
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Written for Sunday Photo Fiction: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2018/04/15/sunday-photo-fiction-april-15th-2018/

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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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13 Responses to Breaking A Few Eggs

  1. James says:

    Pretty sure Mama Eagle’s going to make short work of them once she discovers her babies have been messily devoured.

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    • EagleAye says:

      I’ve been thinking of that whole backstory. I’ve decided the eagle, not being as intelligent as size might suggest, would become an unwitting chicken. Realizing her eggs have become nonviable, she’ll just lay more. A straight diet of eggs still won’t be sustainable, and they’d better hop for rescue.

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  2. Joy Pixley says:

    Mama Eagle does not seem very bright, and those disappeared gondola inhabitants won’t last long either — especially once she notices that her eggs are gone and the new “eggs” aren’t hatching birds! Seems like a lose-lose situation, uh-oh!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Luckily for them, Mama doesn’t see them as a threat, more like long-limbed worms for the chicks to eat when they hatch. She doesn’t realize it’s the Humans breaking open her eggs, so she just lays more. Okay, she’s not smart, but not all threats are. Mostly, the humans just have to worry about getting stepped on. 😉 Thanks Joy!

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  3. Susan says:

    I don’t know much about eagle intelligence, but I wonder what Daddy eagle will say when he comes home. He might see the humans as small rodents. Imaginative as ever!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, you never know if Daddy is concerned about feeding the little ones or about his own stomach. Those tasty-looking little cookies walking around in the nest might just hit the spot. 😉 Thanks Susan!

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  4. Lyn says:

    Of course, there’s always the chance Mama Eagle is long-sighted and thinks Ben, Vik and Debra are her babies…don’t want to think about feeding time or “Okay chickies, it’s time to learn how to fly.” 😀😀

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  5. Ha ha ha. What if Mama Eagle tries the omelette, and likes it?

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  6. athling2001 says:

    Not the brightest of eagles is she? Great tale.

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