Critical Equipment

Jean L. Hays

Jennylyn found the package outside the lab. She brought it in, wondering what it was. Professor Blumquist was elated.

“At last! The very thing I need to combat this pandemic,” said Blumquist.

As the new lab assistant, Jennylyn still wasn’t sure what to expect from the mad genius. “An automatic face-mask maker?”

“Invented that weeks ago. Waiting for the patent.”

“A galvanating pholomatraic cilpitomitor for the warp drive?”

“That’s SO last week.”

Jennylyn was at a loss. “What is it?”

Blumquist cheered gleefully. “A mocha machine! Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve had a fresh mocha frap?”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/07/15/17-july-2020/

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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31 Responses to Critical Equipment

  1. tedstrutz says:

    Damn, that’s good.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. trishsplace says:

    Good coffee during a pandemic! Good one.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. msjadeli says:

    I’m glad he has his priorities straight. Can’t concentrate without the sensory satisfaction of a tasty treat like that.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Nothing like mocha to stimulate the mind!

    Here’s mine!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dale says:

    How can any good scientist function without a good mocha machine?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Dear Eric,

    A scientist must keep his wits about him in these stressful times. Necessary caffeine at the ready. You made me laugh…not spew. 😉 Fun stuff.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Like

  7. It IS all about priorities, after all … 😉

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  8. draliman says:

    You can’t expect 100% brain power without coffee!

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  10. Indira says:

    So funny. :):):)

    Liked by 1 person

  11. wmqcolby says:

    There are times to be inventive, then other times to take a frap.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. granonine says:

    Thanks for the laugh. I needed that change from some rather intense stories!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. List of X says:

    Considering that these can take a while to get delivered during the pandemic, it may have been faster for him to invent his own.

    Liked by 1 person

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