The Trick

Photo by Jan Wayne Fields

Randy had searched the Earth, and figured out the trick. He made a potion from eagle feathers, scorpion poison, and many other things. He stood on a rocky outcrop and drank, knowing he would become a god more powerful than the Titans.


He became a rabbit.

Almighty Odin stood at the site. “He could’ve succeeded. Who switched the sugar for salt?”

“Not I,” said Zeus, sharpening his thunderbolts.

“Not I,” said Shiva, trying another yoga position.

“Not I,” said the Burning Bush.

All eyes turned to the Coyote-headed man.

“What?” said Coyote Trickster, savoring roasted rabbit. “I was hungry.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

Author’s Notes:

Coyote Trickster is a Native-American deity known for causing trouble:

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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48 Responses to The Trick

  1. James says:

    Best laid plans and all that.


  2. Iain Kelly says:

    I couldn’t help but think of Wile E Coyote, which made this all the funnier ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Lyn says:

    Now that was good. You tricked me though, I was expecting it to be Loki. Nice to have the Trickster making an appearance though. It reminded me that I haven’t read Andre Norton’s The Defiant Agents this year. A great story about Apache time agents ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. It could easily have been Loki. I already had the Nordic pantheon covered with Odin, so the final kick went to Coyote. I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard of the Defiant Agents. Sounds interesting. Thanks Lyn! ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Dale says:

    Hmmm… So many peeps to play with one’s plans…
    Another burst out laughing one, Eric. You are so very good at it.

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  5. Ha ha ha. To be fair, the rabbit wouldn’t have tasted very great with no salt, so maybe his need was bigger ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Dear Eric,

    Yep…set the coffee aside before I read. I’ve learned. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This was no exception. A laugh out loud tale for sure. Rabbit tastes like chicken.




  7. draliman says:

    No mythology left untouched ๐Ÿ™‚ Fun!

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  8. Norma says:

    Nah! not sugar for salt! But trust you it would have definitely tasted mischievous along with all the other ingredients. Nobody to be blamed. Everyone is hungry! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Still smiling at the trick played. ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. pennygadd51 says:

    Dear Doc
    One of your very best – a sitcom as well as a perfect one liner as the reveal!


  10. Ha ha – that was very entertaining! Loved your take on the photo prompt.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


  11. jillyfunnell says:

    And nobody’s to blame? Very funny story. Their attention does seem to be lacking somewhat, especially Shiva with her mind on Yoga and Zeus fiddling around with his thunderbolts. Love the name Randy for one who turns into a rabbit.

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  12. granonine says:

    This is great fun. Creative, entertaining. Nice job.

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  13. athling2001 says:

    Ah, what a great fable. I love it! Trust Coyote to make trouble.

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  14. Jelli says:

    Oh, that Coyut tale was to die for… loved it! Hahahaha! The trickster at work doing what he does best…Love it!

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  15. lisarey1990 says:

    Very fun and entertaining.

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  16. James McEwan says:

    Great piece of classical humour with a moral twist, loved it.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. landofimages says:

    So funny ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Do’h. It reminds me of accidentally using coffee granules when trying to make gravy

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  19. gahlearner says:

    Oh, that was too funny. I can’t really be sorry for Randy.

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  20. Nan Falkner says:

    Trickster was very clever indeed. Great story and I really enjoyed your reference to the Gods.

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  21. Ooops! Always a unique take on the prompt! Loved it… Hope you are well Eric! โค


  22. Mike says:

    Smiling all the way to the feast. Tasty

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