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Out of towners (Friday Fictioneers)

December 19, 2019
PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

“The white stuff is called ‘snow’ its just water that’s frozen but don’t eat it.”

“Yes, Eslise.”

“Don’t look at me like that. Earth is a dangerous place. You can’t just put things in your mouth like at home.”

“Yes, Eslise.”

“Now, remember your manners. We are here as guests of the Lordship.”

“Prime Minister, Eslise.”


“That’s what they call the Lordship here, Prime Minister I think.”

“Yes, well. Heed my words. Best behaviour.”

“No eating snow.”


“What about those?”

“The flora? Uh, I’m not sure. Perhaps ask first.”

“Looks tasty. Though so do the people.”

“No people!”

This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

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Word Count: 100

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  1. Reminds me of that old Flanders and Swan song “eating people is wrong”

  2. If they want to eat our Prime Minister, I’m happy to let them have a try… Great fun Laurie 😉

  3. It’s so hard learning the proper rules of etiquette when visiting a new planet!
    Fun one!

  4. Dear Laurie,

    I’m so relieved they here to observe the people and not eat them or the yellow snow. 😉 Love the dialogue.



  5. “No people were eaten in the writing of this story” Good one Laurie!

  6. One taste of yellow snow and they’ll be back off home. Never again!

  7. She can’t have our Prime Minister for dinner – we’ve only just got him!

  8. Oh my, so funny! Don’t eat the people 🙂

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