Admiral Squint’s red crest raised up as he gnawed on a nut. “10,000 new squirrelets a week?” he said. “We need to find a habitable planet. We’re running out of room aboard the ship.”
“Yes, sir,” said Lieutenant Squiff.
“What about Scout 393? That third planet in the Sol system looked promising.”
“Yes, sir. The planet could easily support 4 Trillion of us…if we wiped out the locals first.
“Scout 393 never reported. Probably an unseen navigation hazard.
“Hmm. Best to avoid that system then.”
“That’s a weird looking squirrel. Is that a ‘crest?'” said Gil.
“Yup,” grinned Ben. “After I shot it on that funny lookin’ rock beneath the mistletoe, I had it stuffed.”
This week, The Grammar Ghoul Press is celebrating its 13th challenge. So the max word count is 113 words, much shorter than the usual. This week, the word prompt is: Mistletoe. The media prompt is picture of a weird lookin’ squirrel. 😉 Look here to find more stories based upon the prompts: http://www.grammarghoulpress.com/gg-writing-challenge-13-open/