Flash Fiction #201

Alien Takeover

PHOTO PROMPT © Penny Gadd

ALIEN TAKEOVER

Apteryx reporting. I have managed to infiltrate the Humans, the ones who believe that they are the greatest species on this planet.

I have disguised myself as a ‘houseplant’ and am hiding in plain view. I plan to remain here for several time periods while I absorb all information about them from things they call books.

I have learned about ‘coding’, how they control their computers. I have begun to understand their social structure by scanning the writings of one of their respected philosophers, a being named Doctor Seuss. They communicate in short, simple groups of words.  Hop on Pop.  😆

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

Friday Fictioneers

25 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #201

  1. James McEwan says:

    An alien who disguised as a plant. I think we are safe from for the time being, a simple pesticide will push back any invasion.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      You haven’t seen my back yard. I’m almost up to napalm, and might have to escalate to thermo-nuclear. Awww….just pave it over, and paint it green. 😯

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      • James McEwan says:

        Try sea salt – although that also kills the slugs.

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      • Archon's Den says:

        Our municipality has banned pesticide and herbicide spraying by ‘civilians.’ Only trained, licenced, and tightly controlled professionals are allowed, which partly explains the state of my back yard.
        For grass and weeds in the cracks of the front walk pave-stones, I use a hand spray bottle loaded with 7% pickling vinegar, and salt. I’m waiting for a busybody neighbour to complain. I’ll explain that I’m feeding them French fries. 😆

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  2. Alien Resort says:

    Do you think the Humans are going to find out?

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  3. Dale says:

    Ha ha! What will he do with Green Eggs and Ham?

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  4. Rivergirl says:

    That plant! It’s arms are almost long enough to reach your bed. Sleep with one eye open from now on…

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  5. bearmkwa says:

    Dr. Suess… I love it! I was intro’d to his books in college by my faculty advisor who thought I lacked in reading some of the classics.

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  6. lisarey1990 says:

    The voice is great. A really original take.

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  7. subroto says:

    I fear it’s going to start eating green eggs and ham. Fun take on the prompt.

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  8. By coincidence, I just watched the Youtube video of Zero Hour by Ray Bradbury this week.

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  9. Margaret says:

    A logical mistake I suppose. The world might be better if we operated according to Dr Seuss’s philosophies.

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  10. msjadeli says:

    Your story delighted me. “Hop on Pop” what a perfect end.

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  11. Ohh my! That’s a clever disguise. Great story!

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