Time For another flash fiction (more or less – oh alright, short story) for SUNDAY PHOTO FICTION, brought to you each week by Alastair, the Hoster (that’s the male form of Hostess, for all you folks who aren’t into etiquette) to find out more info or take part, yourself, (as the writer) check in right HERE for more details. My story follows based on the photo below!
Don’t Move – You’re in The Perfect Pose!
“I don’t think I can stand still much longer.” (says the alien speaking telepathically to his captain who is still on board the space vessel.)
“No, we need you to stay right where you are and whatever you do, don’t move. Stay completely stationary in that pose. We’ve fooled them all so far.”
“And so what?”
“When we received the diagram of this figure and were able to create you to look just like this, we knew it would be just the thing.”
“Again I ask, for what exactly?”
“You’re mingling with the earth crowd.”
“There is no crowd. Only every now and then a rude bi-pedal creature comes along and puts some kind of awful tasting round metallic food in my mouth, and twists my head. It’s really uncomfortable, not to mention embarrassing. I don’t even have any arms to push them away.”
“But we’re learning so much.”
“No we’re not. This is dumb. I feel dumb. Can I come back to the ship now.”
“Where’s your sense of adventure. We’re a science vessel and you’re here on Earth, passively collecting information. Aren’t you excited?”
“No, I just want to leave. To tell you the truth, I feel stupid and stiff and OMG (gosh), I’m blue. I’ll never live this down when I get back to the spaceship. I’m going to be the butt of every joke the crew can think of.”
“Oh, alright I’m bringing you up, but with incomplete information, we won’t be able to come back this way for a long time.”
“And that’s the first intelligent thing I’ve heard you say. Farewell Earthlings. We’ll come again when we return from infinity, ha, ha, ha!” (Alien voice echoes in the breeze as he disappears from view.)
Hope you enjoyed my silly romp of fantasy. Have a great day and better tomorrow,
16 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction – The Pose, or why Aliens still haven’t landed here!”
You would think they might of chosen a police telephone box! Really made me smile and laugh.
Hi! I’m so glad to hear it made you smile and laugh. I honestly was having trouble figuring out what the heck to do with it that would be original! Happy it turned out to be funny for the reader, thank you!
They’ve probably found no intelligent life on the seafront! 🙂
I wouldn’t limit it to just the seafront, necessarily LOL, But I agree Steve! 🙂
Excellent and humorous tale! Loved this Penny!
Thanks Barb! xx
I bet you enjoyed writing this as much as I enjoyed reading it. Such fun. (Great stage directions!)_
I did Patrick. Thanks, and yes it was a lot of fun to write too!
That is awesome. I loved it. Made me laugh 😀
I’m glad, I really felt for the alien though! 😀
I did. Especially with how cold it gets there on the sea front 😀
Exactly, he didn’t really have a clue about humans or why he was really there. Sounds just like us doesn’t it? 🙂
Yes it does 🙂
AnElephantCant quite understand this
Perhaps he is as always being more than slightly dumb
If someone is willing
To put in a shilling*
Does he then peek up the alien’s bum
*a UK coin from an eon ago, when AnElephant was just a pup!
Great rhyme, it would seem that was probably the case, even another reason for the alien to be offended by us humans! 🙂 xo