Written for The Friday Fictioneers. A story about paranoia, or not, begins after the photo.
Genre: Science Fiction/Humor
Prelude To Invasion
“That wasn’t here, yesterday,” scowled Colonel Horton.
“You must be mistaken,” said General Mays. “That shack is obviously old.”
“But it could’ve moved somehow,” said Horton. “A clever disguise for a spy.”
Mays rolled his eyes at the Colonel’s legendary paranoia. “Aren’t you over thinking this?”
“Ever hear of a decorator crab?”
“Sure. They build a disguise.”
Mays smirked. “It would have to be a giant alien decorator crab.”
“We must prepare for all possibilities.”
Mays chuckled. “Yes of course.” and he guided the wayward Colonel away.
Behind them, a 9-foot eyestalk emerged from the sand to observe.
Each week, The Friday Fictioneers gather from all parts of the world to imagine and create 100 words from a photo prompt. Won’t you participate in this punchy pictorial perusal? Here’s this week’s prompt page: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/10-january-2013/
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