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Can’t take him anywhere (Friday Fictioneers)

April 12, 2018

PHOTO PROMPT © Yarnspinnerr


“And here we see the remains of an Earth storm… Potentially hazardous winds, possibly a flood. We are not sure. It is said hundreds of humans died.”

The crowd let out a collective “Ooooo.”

One shuffled forward. “Looks fake. That doesn’t look like Earth wood.”

“Mela, stop.”

He waved his tentacle at the peeling yellow covering. “Earth paint! Ha! Doesn’t last a millennia does it? This is a museum of trash.”

“My apologies, ma’am. He lost his baggage at the last interplanetary hop. He’s been in a snot ever since.”

The twitching host nodded. “Now over here you will see…”


This is a Friday Fictioneers prompt

Word Count: 100


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  1. Intergalatic fake news!

  2. So kids are brats in museums, no matter what planet they are from… 🙂

  3. Good to know those human traits can cross the species boundaries! 🙂

  4. Ha ha – I loved that!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  5. Nice imagination to locate the building shown by the photoprompt in an alien museum! And then to show us the aliens behaving just like humans.

    • Thank you Penny. I think emotions and behaviours could be very similar in similar circumstances!

  6. Very clever and entertaining story.

  7. gahlearner permalink

    I love this, too funny. And yes, analogous societies would produce similar behaviour, tentacles or not. Beep.

  8. In any group of tourists, there’s always one!

  9. Dear Laurie,

    Universal kid snottiness. This made me grin.



  10. Tentacles?
    By any chance could I get some fried calamari?


  11. Fun take on the prompt.

  12. Why would such a tragic moment make me laugh? It did, though. I guess when the tragedy is ancient, it doesn’t seem so tragic 🙂

    • Hahaha yes well I think it’s because it’s a scene we’ve all witnessed or been a part of at some time

  13. Sarah Ann permalink

    Such fun – the interplanetary hop putting Mela in a bad mood, or maybe he’s right and the museum is all fluff and nonsense.

  14. Humorous take on the prompt

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