Overdoing It

Photo by: Dale Rogerson

Bryce Martinsyde, Chief Instructor of Espionage, gazed at the door with dismay. “Trainee Wilkinson habitually overdoes things,” he said. “I asked him to put tape on this door as a signal.”

Mr. Blumenthal, Director of Covert Education, looked at the mass of tape on the door, and turned pale. “Good Lord!”

“Are you alright, sir?”

Blumenthal shuddered. “I asked Wilkerson to help remove the door on my house down the street.”

An explosion shook the ground and a fireball rose over the neighborhood.

As bits of wood rained down, Martinsyde said, “Shall we delay training Wilkinson in nuclear weapons disposal?”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2019/01/16/18-january-2018/

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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23 Responses to Overdoing It

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    Great take on the prompt — this one made me laugh out loud (at work, no less)!

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  2. Dale says:

    I think Wilkinson should be trained in a padded room!

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    I have no doubt that Wilkinson will one day rise to a position of power, president or prime minister for example.

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  4. List of X says:

    Interestingly, the shock wave from the explosion shattered the glass in every window and door within the two mile radius, except for this one.

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  5. gahlearner says:

    Hehehe, yes, I think his training should be delayed for a bit–or forever.


  6. draliman says:

    Ha, I approve of someone who really throws themselves into their work 🙂


  7. Hilarious (creative) take on the prompt! 🙂


  8. Dear Eric,

    Not only should Wilkinson be trained in a padded room but he should be swathed in bubble wrap as well. Very funny.



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  9. Ha ha! This is fun! 🙂 Well done!
    PS (Can you assure me Wilkinson has no aliases? I would REALLY REALLY not want to hire him by mistake, to, say, drill a hole for a screw in my wall…) 😉


  10. I should say “YES!!!” I’d rather have Norman Wisdom on the job.


  11. Violet Lentz says:

    Please do!! very nice write!


  12. Margaret says:

    Poor Wilkinson. He’s trying so hard to please. But he does need to rethink his career choice. Very funny story.


  13. Lyn says:

    Oh this was so good, Eric! Maybe they could lend Wilkerson out to foreign countries…but not tell them 😀


  14. James McEwan says:

    Oh my goodness – a Johnny English in the making.


  15. Uhm… maybe delay the training! LOL!


  16. granonine says:

    He’d be dangerous with a cap gun 🙂


  17. I’m sure his mother had quite an adventure potty-training him. Hilarious tale, Eric.


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