Keep It Simple, Stupid

Photo by: Dale Rogerson

Little Brian and a lawyer were the only people in the park when a spaceship landed. An alien emerged, held up a silvery device, and said, “With this I can grant any desire. What would you like little boy?”

Brian said, “I want an ice cream cone!”

*poof*

Brian had his ice cream.

“Foolish child!” scoffed the lawyer. “I would like ultimate power.”

*poof*

The lawyer disappeared.

“Where’d he go?” said Brian.

“He is now a pocket universe. Effectively a god.”

“He’ll get anything he wants?”

“Well, stars and planets need to form first. Give it a few billion years.”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2019/10/02/27-september-2019/

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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34 Responses to Keep It Simple, Stupid

  1. M K Zebra says:

    Be careful what you wish for! I like the mechanism by which you fulfil the lawyers wish.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. bearmkwa says:

    giggles…lesson learned the hard way for the lawyer. hehe!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    It’s always in the fine wording that these things fall down – a lawyer should know that!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Lyn says:

    Too bad it wasn’t a politician πŸ˜€

    Liked by 2 people

  5. neilmacdon says:

    You just can’t trust those genies

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Ha ha! Perfection! I always knew there was a ‘catch’ to those genie things! πŸ˜‰

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  7. Dear Eric,

    Poetic justice. Make mine chocolate chip cookie dough. πŸ˜‰ Good one. (I always set my coffee down when reading your stories.)

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Liked by 1 person

  8. List of X says:

    I thought with ultimate power, the process of creating the stars and planets only takes six days or so.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. draliman says:

    You’d think a lawyer would have checked the small print πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  10. ceayr says:

    An ice cream cone sounds like a good shout to me, especially in the park

    Liked by 2 people

  11. I am never unhappy seeing a lawyer getting what they deserve!

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  12. Dale says:

    Keep it simple indeed. Smart kid. Not-so-smart lawyer. Poetic justice, methinks.
    Fun one as per, Eric!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. <D This one caught me by surprise after all the grim stories. How nice, generous space alien instead of predatory humans! Very good job.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. msjadeli says:

    Your title is perfect. Always!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Haha, that’s great. You’d think though the lawyer would be a little more careful about the words he chose to speak and understand.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. granonine says:

    Delayed gratification πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Whoops. Well, he’ll get what he wanted, eventually. Hilarious, Eric. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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