Written for Alastair’s Photo Fiction. Story begins after the image.
Genre: Science Fiction
Word Count: 150
“Does it see us?” squeaked Quineek. “I think it sees us!”
“It’s coming to investigate.” said Bolnook. “But relax. Stay still.”
“It’s going to kill us!”
“Stay calm,” soothed Bolnook. “It thinks we’re part of the natural environment. Our camouflage is impeccable. ”
“Then what’s it investigating? Huh? I’ll remind you Humans eat their natural environment.” Quineek began to shiver.
“Nothing like us. Now stop quaking or the human will know something is strange.”
The human withdrew a dark object, and pointed the long cylinder directly at them.”
“It’s got a gun!”
Bolnook aimed his own device back at the human. “Stay still. It’s a Nature Photographer just like us.” Bolnook snapped several hundred frames with his own camera.”
Eventually, the human wandered off. Bolnook smiled. “Cheer up, Quineek. You’ll be fine. We got great wildlife pics.”
The two aphid-sized aliens boarded their bumblebee-shaped spaceship and left the dead wood behind.
Alastair’s Photo Fiction is a weekly writing challenge to write flash fiction no longer than 150 words from a photo prompt. Though, that limit is a tad rubbery. Anyone can join or at least read the stories of many imaginative minds. Visit this week’s challenge page here: http://alastairsphotofiction.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/photo-fiction-sunday-june-9th-2013/