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The road home (Friday Fictioneers)

June 30, 2022
PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields

It was a good disguise.

Flower seller on the side of the road. I could monitor all comings and goings from the property. My scanner buzzed with every vehicle that passed.

Buzz. No.

Buzz. No.

My days passed in a blur.

Buzz. No alien.


Until the bleep today. Not a buzz. Bleep.

This was it. This was the moment. I leapt onto the motorbike hidden behind the flowers. In seconds I was behind the vehicle gesturing for it to pull over. I approach the door cautiously.

We recognize each other. “Finally,” I mutter.

“Where have you been? Get in.”

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  1. They’re among us! I love the way you use our patterns of expectation to make this intelligible without having to spell out the detail

  2. Hah, we are being observed, Aliens are everywhere. And what horror to be left stranded on a strange planet.

  3. Nice twist at the end Laurie, I hope a human doesn’t get a hold of one of those scanners!

  4. Made me think of Zing and Zang, my favorite aliens 🙂 It’s funny, isn’t it, how we look at what we expect but don’t always really see it.

  5. CGraith permalink

    This was a fun read! Great creativity.

  6. I never thought of a bleeb as a buzz kill. Fun twist. Well done, Laurie.

  7. Oh …I want to hear more!

  8. Thank goodness for the bleep!

  9. Aww … I love it.

  10. Good twist. I love happy endings.

  11. Good twist, nice ending.

  12. Dear Laurie,

    Guess it takes one to know one. Clever story.



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