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We can neither confirm nor deny (Friday Fictioneers)

February 16, 2023


It was a completely nondescript building on the corner of two unrecognizable streets in the middle of a quiet suburb in an unreportable city. Anyone who walked past would not think to look up and would not remember it if they did. After all, what was there to remember?

Inside the building was a hive of activity. Scientists dressed in full hazmat suits raced down long unnamed corridors.

Every now and then a scream erupted from sealed laboratories.

Another alien to be dissected refusing to submit.

Perhaps they shouldn’t have hovered their balloon ships so close to the US border?

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  1. Now if this is what any alien visitor to Earth can expect then they just might go elsewhere for their package holidays. The US can get so jittery about balloons, have they something to hide?

  2. Thank you for answering that mystery, the media seem determined to pin it on the Chinese! Good take – never trust a building by it’s cover.

  3. Interesting take on the recent bizarreness. I reckon they’re all a distraction from what Russia and China are really up to. Well done, Laurie.

  4. I had thought to write an alien balloon story too. Well done! I may save mine for another prompt

  5. Yikes! Aliens beware. Good take on this month’s world happenings.

  6. 🤣 nice and timely.

  7. Such an interesting and relevant twist in reference to current events. Those nondescript buildings often are houses of horrors.

  8. Great take on current events 🙂

  9. Dear Laurie,

    Now we know what’s really going on with those ballooms. Nicely done.



  10. Well done and so timely. Great piece.

  11. So many mysteries! Balloons, buildings, aliens–things that go bump in the night 🙂

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