Flash Fiction #61


PHOTO PROMPT – © Madison Woods


Tarczyn?? Respond Tarczyn!! Abort mission and evacuate!

Our weapons are too weak to defeat these ‘hoomans’. They hardly bother to notice us.

Poor Veeblefetzer! They hit him with a high-speed, transparent, radiation barrier. I hope he went quickly. They hosed him with some toxic blue fluid, and a giant steel beam flipped him down onto that strange, hard, black surface.

We need to find another world to settle our refugees, perhaps the orb they call Pluto. It may be a dwarf planet, but it should be big enough for us.

I told High Command that this invasion would never succeed.


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.


15 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #61

  1. Dale says:

    Poor fellas…they did not land on the friendliest place, did they? Hoomans are, in majority, not in favour of “bug-like” species


  2. Dan Antion says:

    My guess is that a little bit of Veeblefetzer remains spread in an arc on the barrier. Fun read!


    • Archon's Den says:

      A brave warrior, he had a lot of guts. Ewww.
      I read a sci-fi story a long time ago, where Americans communicated with human-like aliens in a space ship, and convinced them to visit Earth. They landed near the shore of a large ‘sea’, which turned out to be a raindrop on a grass leaf. 😆

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  3. Jim Wheeler says:

    “Beam me up,Tarczyn! There’s no intelligent life down here.”


    • Archon's Den says:

      They’d already discovered that. Must be semi-intelligent though; they make a good strawberry shake, so our intrepid interstellar warriors stopped into the Mickey D’s on Rangeline Rd, just north of I-44, to split one before they split also. 😆


  4. Argggh nothing’s more humiliating than the realization that size matters.


  5. gahlearner says:

    Can’t review, laughing too much. “high-speed, transparent, radiation barrier” Hahahah… (sorry).


  6. Poor warriors, the exterminators or was it the fly swatter, was too much for the small invaders. Should have come by the millions!


  7. BrainRants says:

    This is a good, funny twist on Sci Fi. Not your usual approach, so bravo!


  8. Amy Reese says:

    Very funny! Pluto should be a home for someone. Maybe they’ll be happy there. I’d say they earned it.


  9. A lot of Veeblefetzers commit harakiri on our transparent radiation barriers in summer. I feel bad. We usurp their land and build barriers to keep them out. Selfish land-grabbing hoomans 😦 Wonderful story. I hope they find Pluto more hospitable.


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