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Of all things! (Friday Fictioneers)

July 15, 2022
PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Such a fabulous summer day. Hardly a day you would expect to find a body. Certainly not a day you would find an alien body on the footpath.

It’s in a suburban street! I mean, children play here. Families gather for parties and picnics.

What is the world coming to?

Shooting a glance around to ensure I’ve not been seen, I cover the twisted form in a tarp and spend several sweaty hours dragging it to my garage.

John, my new neighbor, pulls up in his empty truck looking frazzled. “Hello, love. You haven’t seen my Halloween costume, have you?”

This post is a little later than usual. I was out watching Hamilton last night! Fabulous show but got home WAY too late for my Friday Fictioneers prompt response…

This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

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  1. I like the humour with some SciFi thrown in. Just can’t let that alien be a costume, it spoils the fun.

  2. That twist made me laugh. You’d lured me into a false sense of security thinking “Yup, a Laurie alien story”

  3. Must have been a really heavy costume! Or the MC is a wee thing… 😉
    Fun one, Laurie.

  4. Set me up for some fun. Nice humor.

  5. Nicely done, Laurie. 🙂

  6. Sounds like an adventurous neighborhood to live in. It’s those quiet neighborhoods where the real oddities happen. Fun story, Laurie.

  7. thanks for the chuckle!

  8. Haha! That is hilarious! Well done!

  9. Dear Laurie,

    I wasn’t expecting that ending. 😉 Nice misdirect. That must have been some costume.



  10. It must have been a very impressive costume! But maybe it wasn’t… I like the twist! Good story!

  11. Hahaha, that was a good laugh. The MC either wasn’t the brightest or the neighbour tries a cover story.

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