Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about aliens who enjoy their stay on Earth, begins after the photo.
Genre: Science Fiction/Humor
“I think his communication skills were poor,” said Pol’Hy’Stin. His antennae flit back and forth, tasting the air.
“It must be,” agreed Gol’Na’Shul. “We’ve had no trouble at all.”
Pol’Hy’Stin returned from taking yet another picture with fellow tourists. His long ears flicked often. “They’re so friendly.”
“Where did Pis’D’Oph land again?”
“I think it was Trenton, New Jersey.”
Gol’Na’Shul stopped to chat with a movie producer. Shortly, he returned and said, “Humans are so funny.”
“Agreed, but why do you say that?”
“He asked who made my costume.”
“What costume?” snorted Pol’Hy’Stin. “It’s so strange here; you just gotta love Hollywood.”
Trenton, New Jersey is the legendary location of a fictional alien landing as broadcast by Orson Welles. It caused panic in the area: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds_%28radio_drama%29
Each week, the Friday Fictioneers meet in Hollywood to plot the development of human society. Okay, maybe not, but we do create the plots of flash fiction stories from a photo prompt. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields leads this creative endeavor and this week, she provided the terrific photo. Look here for more stories based upon the photo above: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/14-november-2014