Constable Earhart was showing the rookie around. He pointed to a giant snail on a window. “That’s an alien snail. It comes from a planet full of voracious predatory beasts.”
“Seems slow,” said rookie Constable Billingsly.
“It is. Yesterday, it started in the window beside it.”
Billingsly raised his weapon to practice sighting. “Prey, huh? On that planet, I’d eat this escargot.”
“Don’t!” called Earhart.
Billingsly quickly removed his flaming cap, lasered by the snail. “Blimey! What happened?”
Earhart shook his head. “I forgot to mention. On the snail’s planet, this voracious predatory beast would be eating you!”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2019/02/13/15-february-2019/