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!”


Brian had his ice cream.

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


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.”
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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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.

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  2. bearmkwa says:

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

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

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

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  4. Lyn says:

    Too bad it wasn’t a politician 😀

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  5. neilmacdon says:

    You just can’t trust those genies

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

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  7. Dear Eric,

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



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  8. List of X says:

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

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  9. draliman says:

    You’d think a lawyer would have checked the small print 🙂

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  10. ceayr says:

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  14. msjadeli says:

    Your title is perfect. Always!

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  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.

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  16. granonine says:

    Delayed gratification 🙂

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

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