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FF – Eggnog Overkill

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Douglas M. MacIlroy.


Cleevus finished the code and hit enter. The globe rose into the air, spinning, spewing blinding extra-dimensional energy. Lamps flickered. Outside, the sound of car alarms, people screaming, explosions.

“Yes, my beauty!” laughed Cleevus maniacally as the globe’s light reached a crescendo. Plaster fell from the ceiling and the globe dimmed and settled on the podium. It opened.

“Oh yes, YES!” he cackled.

He reached in, took out a glass and sipped.

“Ahhhhh. Eggnog, interdimensionally-mixed to perfection!”

His upstairs neighbour fell through the ceiling, landing in a crumpled heap. The house next door collapsed.

“Collateral damage… eh, who cares! Mmm, eggnog.”


  1. December 12, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    hehehehehe! I was just remarking to a friend how many people never consider the consequences of their actions.


  2. December 12, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Some things are worth sacrificing for a good drink


    • December 13, 2018 at 7:12 am

      For sure. As long as his eggnog kit survives!


  3. December 12, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    A nice bit of Yuletide cheer today! 😉


  4. December 12, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    A lot to go through for the perfect glass of eggnog, I suppose it was worth it. Entertaining story a usual! 🙂


  5. December 12, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Perfection in eggnog, perfection in the telling. Does it do single malt?


  6. December 12, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Eggnog is worth it all.


  7. December 12, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    So long as he has made enough to share with his neighbours, he’ll be fine!


    • December 13, 2018 at 7:15 am

      If any are left alive, I’m sure he’ll share! Well, maybe not…

      Liked by 1 person

  8. December 13, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Wow, must be some extra good eggnog!


  9. December 13, 2018 at 2:29 am

    A small price to pay, hey?


  10. December 13, 2018 at 6:46 am

    I’m sure those being ‘mildly inconvenienced’ will understand 🙂


    • December 13, 2018 at 7:16 am

      What’s a few explosions and collapses – can’t let that get in the way of “science” 🙂


  11. December 13, 2018 at 8:07 am

    I’d hate to see what happens if he decides to make a smoothie…


    • December 13, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      Hah! What’s that REM song again…


  12. December 13, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Ahhh, eggnog. I haven’t tasted it for years. I don’t think they have it in India. If they do, it isn’t noised around. Good story with vivid descriptions. Well done, Ali. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • December 13, 2018 at 2:17 pm

      I don’t drink so I haven’t had it in years either. I’m glad you liked the story!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. December 13, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    This is delightful ~ Oh! except for the upstairs neighbor and the people next door. Ah, well at least Cleevus is enjoying himself.


    • December 13, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      He’s having a whale of a time, neighbours notwithstanding 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  14. December 13, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Eggnog – haven’t heard of that in years…


    • December 14, 2018 at 10:10 am

      That’s because it’s so dangerous to make properly.


  15. December 13, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Is Cleevus any relation to the Grinch? 🙂


  16. December 13, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    after eggnog, i wonder what would be next? 🙂


  17. December 13, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    My homemade eggnog is a huge hit in my family… dunno about break down the ceiling good, though…

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 14, 2018 at 10:12 am

      It sounds like you don’t need and of these fancy modern interdimensional gadgets 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  18. December 14, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Dear Ali,

    That’s gotta be some very special eggnog. 😉 Fun stuff. Cheers. 😀




    • December 14, 2018 at 10:13 am

      Dear Rochelle,

      Those interdimensional tides really whip up a good drink 🙂



  19. Abhijit Ray
    December 14, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Globe is gaining momentum and bringing the house down.


  20. December 14, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Fluent and amusing. A good take on the prompt!


    • December 14, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!


  21. December 14, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Enjoy the eggnog, worry about the carnage later! It’s important to get your priorities right.


    • December 14, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      With enough eggnog, you probably won’t even care. Or notice!

      Liked by 1 person

  22. December 14, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Self gratification at all cost. I think I know this guy. Excellent write.


    • December 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      I think we all know this guy! I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  23. December 14, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Getting in the Christmas spirit indeed!


  24. December 15, 2018 at 10:45 am

    I do love a blinkered perfectionist! Great take.


    • December 15, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks! “Blinkered perfectionist” is a good description 🙂


  25. Trisha
    December 15, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    If the egg nog could be egg and alcohol free, I would be willing to sacrifice part of the neighborhood for the perfect cup! I’m allergic to eggs and I really, really miss egg nog. And I’m not fond of the neighbor’s houses being so close to mine anyway….


    • December 16, 2018 at 7:49 am

      Ha, yes, a good way for your home to become detached! I don’t drink so sadly I can’t partake in eggnog either 😦
      Do you still have a blog anywhere?


  26. December 15, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    That is a long way to go for good eggnog. Very creative take on the prompt.


    • December 16, 2018 at 7:49 am

      Some people will go to any lengths. I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. December 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Cleevus is rather callous! ‘Overkill’ indeed. 😀


  28. December 16, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Never been a great fan of Eggnog myself but if it’s you’re thing, then it’s understandable the lengths you’d go to for perfection.


    • December 17, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      I’m not sure I’ve even ever had it, to tell the truth!

      Liked by 1 person

  29. December 16, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    That must be some good stuff!


  30. December 23, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    There is no eggnog in Ireland… 😦 I guess yours is the only way…


  1. December 25, 2018 at 7:27 am

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