A Painful, Safe Place

Photo by: J Hardy Carroll

Sheriff Moulson knew Franklin was an alien. But as folks went, he was a ray of light. What Moulson absolutely hated was when Franklin constantly played Madonna songs in the diner.

Still, when floodwaters threatened the whole town, Franklin was a big help. When everyone was finally safe, Franklin pulled Moulson into the ’56 Bel-Air mounted atop the diner.

“Oh, I get it,” said Moulson. “This is your spaceship.”

“Nope,” said Franklin. “It’s just safely above the flood waters.”

“Good.” Moulson finally relaxed. “We’re safe.”

Franklin started the car radio. “Plus, I got twenty hours of Madonna songs ready to go.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/03/18/20-march-2020/

Author’s Notes:

I’m not a huge fan of Madonna either, but I like this one:

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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18 Responses to A Painful, Safe Place

  1. I have to ask – after 20 hours, did Sherriff Moulson finally ‘Get Into the Groove’ and like Madonna, so he lived to ‘Die Another Day’? Madonna was certainly in ‘Vogue’ once. Probably her ‘Lucky Star’. I should probably stop now… 🙂


  2. msjadeli says:

    Cool story. Franklin and Moulson sounds like good people, even if Franklin comes from another planet. Nanoo Nanoo


  3. Oh my, I think I’d rather risk the floods

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  4. Dear Eric,

    At least Moulson’s safe from the flood waters. The Material Girl’s quite another story. ROFL. It’s kind of how i feel about country music. 😉



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  5. pennygadd51 says:

    Great story, with the reveal nicely set up. Had me smiling!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. granonine says:

    Made me smile, but 20 hours of Madonna would make me homicidal!

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  7. draliman says:

    Time to start swimming, Moulson 🙂

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  8. Some things are worse than death. Thanks for a wee bit of humor.

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