Terrible Disguises

Photo by: Etol Bagam

Once there were five aliens feasting upon a tree.

And then there were four.

Byllyxmia sobbed, “It was horrible! That park ranger just tore Vollyxmun apart!”

“It is terrible,” said the alien’s leader Poryvimus.

You said to disguise ourselves as park signs, Poryvimus,” accused Litanymee.

“Right,” said Poryvimus. “But it’s not my fault Vollyxmun wrote his sign of ‘he she it’ as ‘he shit.’ ”

“Someone’s coming!” warned Byllyxmia.

“Quick! form yourselves into children’s decorations.”

The four did so, but then young Aidan said, “Look Daddy! Aliens on that tree.”

“Don’t be silly,” grumbled Stewart. “Those are park decorations.”

“They’re aliens. One waved at me!”

“That’s enough of that,” rumbled Stewart, and he pulled Aidan away.

When they were gone. Poryvimus groused, “Gods! That boy saw straight through our disguises. Must you wave, Litanymee? We need to get better at this. Here comes a human hippy. Look! His rainbow-colored tee-shirt reads, ‘High on mushrooms.’ Clearly he’s well-disposed towards fungus. Quick! Disguise yourselves as red-spotted mushrooms.”

The hippy saw them and smiled.

And then there were three.
Written for the weekly writing challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Look here to see what other folks wrote: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/fffaw-week-of-11-24-2015/


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 Terrible Disguises

  1. Hee hee! 🙂 And – er – oops… (“Don’t go to Earth. Mars is much safer, it only has a population of robots…”)

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  2. Hahaha! Red spotted mushrooms must be good to get high on! Love the last line, “then there were three.” LOL! Very cute story Eric!

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  3. Deb says:

    Lol, I wonder who will be the next to go and why! Silly aliens, guess we don’t have to worry about intelligent beings out there…or at least not this bunch!! 🙂

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  4. Lyn says:

    Ohh, poor little aliens. They need someone to look after them while they’re on earth 😦

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  5. List of X says:

    They better not pick a disguise as an edible mushroom either, because if I find them, there will be none.

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  6. Laura Thiessen says:

    Apparently these aliens aren’t just somewhat illiterate, they are also not very bright. Funny take.

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  7. rogershipp says:

    Hint to aliens:One needs to learn a little about the culture before immersing oneself into it!!!!

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  8. luckyjc007 says:

    Well, so much for being in Disguise ! Good advice turned bad! But, it left a good taste in the hippy’s mouth. 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. For all their shape-changing ability, they’re really bad at disguises. Go figure. I’ll bet the hippy didn’t quite get the “effect” he was hoping for. Thanks so much! 🙂


  9. They really do need to get better at disguising themselves before they are extinct!

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