Dangerous Photography: Alastair’s Photo Fiction 09Jun13

Written for Alastair’s Photo Fiction. Story begins after the image.

Genre: Science Fiction
Word Count: 150

Copyright: Alastair Forbes

Dangerous Photography

“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/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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20 Responses to Dangerous Photography: Alastair’s Photo Fiction 09Jun13

  1. Alastair says:

    I loved that 😀 Made it seem the wood was the creature. Well done, loved it


  2. Lyn says:

    Excellent! I enjoyed that very much. You always manage to do something different 🙂


  3. Penny L Howe says:

    You’re good. Really good! Great story, I enjoyed reading it very much!


  4. neenslewy says:

    Great twist at the end! Not expected!


  5. misskzebra says:

    I can imagine the aliens showing their relatives a slideshow when they get home, featuring quite a few shots of Alastair.


  6. LucyJartz says:

    So, what you’re saying is, those little holes in leaves are teeny tiny crop circles?


  7. julespaige says:

    Adored this episode. Not particularlly a fan of aphids, but well if they were just aphid size… and the bumble bee ship – priceless! The comments were enjoyable too.

    I was waiting for a week …Part two… we’ll just have to see how far this goes:

    Thanks again for being the inspiration. I am far from scientific…so imagination will have to come out and play – frequently.


    • EagleAye says:

      Thanks much for the kind words. Glad you had fun. I’m happy to inspire, and I’m look forward to reading part 2. Most of scifi is imagination anyway. I let my imagination out to play all the time. It’s a kid with boundless energy. Left inside, it’ll just cause disruption and break things. Better to let it out and run.


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