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Welcome to the village (Friday Fictioneers)

June 11, 2021
PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Each home was designed to reflect their owner.

The designs were wild, varied and in some cases simply crazy. When this Big Red Ball (as we named it) went up, many of us were forced to bite our tongues.

Yesterday, I actually met my new neighbor.



Yes, the homes here are designed to reflect their owner.

It appears my new neighbor is not from around here. Well, when I say here, I mean the planet.

My neighbor’s name is Phaft. His bald, overly large crimson cranium was hard not to stare at. Very nice man though. (I think “man.”)

This is a Friday Fictioneers prompt

You can read more FF prompt responses here

word count: 100

Crazy days – we had wild weather in the south east of Australia and I have had no power at home for a few days and possibly a few more to come. Fortunately my work has power so I can charge my phone!

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  1. Oh, nice twist at the end, Laurie. Homes are designed to reflect their owner!

  2. It is always the way, these Aliens sneak onto Earth and peacefully inhabit our car parks and slowly creep inside our minds. I like the SciFi feel of being invaded.

    • Hahaha well yes, that and they are trying to establish an earth portfolio… I mean our land prices are ridiculous 🤣🤣🤣

  3. It’s great to see aliens without the invasion. I mean, if they’re advanced enough to travel interstellar distances, why would they still be aggressive? The aggressive ones probably wipe themselves out before they get beyond their own solar systems

    • Well yes exactly? Maybe they are just wanting holiday homes on many planets or establishing a new family and buying their first property to get on the property ladder?

  4. I love that I read two non-aggressive alien stories in a row. The ball has been stretched into an oval!

  5. This universalization ruins everything. Look what the planet’s come to. These Alien folks are everywhere. Can’t they just stay where… (Seriously, what a fun and funny story!)

  6. There’s actually a house near me that’s a perfect cube. Now you’ve got me wondering about the owner’s head! Nice one.

    Here’s mine!

    • Wow! That’s kinda cool.
      We have a triangle house not far from me… hmmmm I’ll have to check out the owners too!

  7. A sense of aesthetics is all so relative.

  8. Makes for an interesting neighborhood. Beings of all sorts living together peacefully. Fun story, Laurie.

  9. Dear Laurie,

    Sounds like a very accepting neighborhood. Love it. I wonder what shape my house would be? Fun story.



    • I was thinking about mine too… I fear made of chocolate and coffee is not going to last long in extreme temperatures 🤣🤣🤣

  10. I’m glad you used “cranium.” Fun story!

  11. Fun story! I hope he comes around and supports his new neighbor whatever species and planet of origin. 🙂

  12. michael1148humphris permalink

    I enjoyed reading this

  13. Hmm. I wonder what a home designed for me would look like? Maybe it would be made of books and coffee pots. Do they still make coffee pots? And it would have to play music, and have computers. . ..and TV, and a microwaves. . . I don’t need much 🙂

    • Oh I love the sound of your house! Mine might melt as I fear it would be made of chocolate and icecream hahaha

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