Too Real

Photo by: K Rawson

On the planet Grossman the scenery was notoriously bland. It was the perfect place for Gregor to demonstrate his holographic technology.

He gathered investors and projected a gully scene upon a hill. It depicted winter, then spring, then fall. The investors oohed and aahed. The colors were so vibrant, a wealthy patron walked forward.

“It’s so real, and I can even walk into it!”

A native saber-toothed cat leaped out and attacked him.

“Impressive,” said a woman. “The disemboweling looks so believable!”

She turned to congratulate Gregor, but sighed. “Now why is he running away?”
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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46 Responses to Too Real

  1. James says:

    That’s no hologram!

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  2. Those IT gliches can really be a hassle, can’t they?? LOL! Great story! 😉


  3. Ha ha – I wasn’t expecting that! Great story, EagleAye. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Gregor got more than he bargained for. I would still invest though, there will always be suckers willing to pay for a real life experience!


  5. Not everything that appears fake is fake
    and not all that appears real is fake.
    I’m confused.
    Is this a presidential tale or twitter?

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  6. Where’s Wesley?
    He’s on the holodeck running his disemboweling program.

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  7. k rawson says:

    Always beware the sabertooth–that’s my takeway. LOL, well done, as always.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Right. So next time you’re in Times Square keep an eye out for Sabre-Toothed Cats, and watch out for the Smooth-tongued Sharks and the Sticky-Fingered Pursesnatchers. 😉 Thanks Karen!


  8. Joy Pixley says:

    Uh-oh, methinks that disemboweling looks realistic for a very distressing reason! FLY YOU FOOLS!

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  9. lisarey1990 says:

    Wasn’t expecting that. Great read.


  10. Lyn says:

    One hopes the hologram has an emergency cut off switch 😮


  11. draliman says:

    Haha, a little too realistic 🙂 The holodeck safety protocols have been disabled!


  12. Sandra says:

    I rather think Gregor doesn’t want to stick around to see the fruits of his creation.


  13. Dear Eric,

    This put me in mind of Westword. That moment when Yul Brynner fires live bullets at Richard Benamin and he realizes something has gone terribly wrong. Well done, sir. As always, your bizarre outlook has given me chuckles.




  14. Another twisty little tail… er…tale. 🙂 Gregor forgot the “Beware of cat” sign.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! Yeah, I’m thinking the next demonstration will held far away from sabre-tooth territory. Other investors will be instructed not to pet the kitties. 😉


  15. pennygadd51 says:

    I didn’t know sabre tooth cats ate sharks from the world of finance! Great little story, EagleAye; had me grinning!


  16. Dale says:

    He forgot that he was IN the hologram to begin with…


  17. gahlearner says:

    And that was the end of Gregor Crusher, Wesley’s dad. Wasn’t it? Too funny.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Ha ha ha. That’s quite realistic 🙂

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  19. jillyfunnell says:

    Lovely ironic story. Nice day for a disembowelling, huh.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. You do these so well, Eric. Was she a blonde?

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  21. granonine says:

    Oh. Yuk. I don’t think I’d be standing there watching a disemboweling, holograph or not. What an original take on this prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

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