Navigation Hazard – Grammar Ghoul Press

Navigation Hazard

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.

“So…?”

“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.”
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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/

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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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6 Responses to Navigation Hazard – Grammar Ghoul Press

  1. List of X says:

    No wonder, those overeager hunters can be a navigation hazards to anyone – even to one another. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wow. Sadly, it *is* best to avoid this system. Good writing, EagleAye!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Suzanne says:

    Aw, poor alien squirrel. Good plan to avoid the system. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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