Do As I Say…

Photo by: Ted Strutz

Phoebe returned from school, disgusted. “Eighth marriage proposal this week, Mom. This is crazy! Am I really that pretty?”

Giselle nodded and produced a basket of old photos. “It’s time you knew. Your grandma was an alien.”


“You’re part alien, and human men find our pheromones irresistible. You’re young, but you’ll learn to control them.”

Phoebe was stunned. “Alien? Controllable pheromones?”

“But you must use this power responsibly. Be subtle.”

“Like you?”

“Precisely!” The doorbell rang, and a marching band began playing outside.

“What’s that?” said Phoebe.

“It’s only the city mayor,” preened Giselle. “Delivering my Bentley limousine.”
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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16 Responses to Do As I Say…

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    I’m with Giselle – make the most of your gifts!

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  2. tedstrutz says:

    Cute story. Holy cow, I guess Rochelle used one of my photos, I thought it looked familiar, fun way to find out.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lyn says:

    I knew there was something missing in my family history. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to be satisfied with a Finnish shipwright 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Bulbul says:

    Such a sweet story! It made me smile.


  5. Joy Pixley says:

    If I had powers like that, I would use them only for good, not evil. Good for ME that is! BWAHAHAHA! Okay, and then good for other people too. 🙂

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  6. Dear Eric,

    Yep. Glad I set my coffee down. 😀 Only you would come up with this kind of story. Love it!!!



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  7. draliman says:

    Ha! Do as I say, not as I do… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. bearmkwa says:

    Great one! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Delightfully different, well done!

    Here’s my story

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  10. James McEwan says:

    Great piece of ScFi in a way.
    “You’re part alien, and human men find our pheromones irresistible. You’re young, but you’ll learn to control them.”
    If you can’t control the pheromones at least you can control the men.
    Nice one.

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  11. Dale says:

    Oh man! What mom is really saying is, it’s not your turn yet, kid… Now get outta the way!

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  12. msjadeli says:

    Now that’s a superpower I wouldn’t mind having!


  13. A very entertaining tale. I wonder what Giselle will do with her gift?


  14. Tara says:

    Haha, I wonder what will happen with the Bentley – maybe a good way to fit all those human men in! (Sure beats being a mermaid and having to cut off your feet to attract them!) Very funny and enjoyable story.


  15. What on earth does Giselle consider not controlling the pheromones? Good story, Eric. 😀 — Suzanne


  16. granonine says:

    Hilarious! Responsible and subtle, for sure 🙂


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