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Whitney looked like Dorothy in the Land of Oz. She wore a floral-patterned dress and ribbons in her hair. She stared up at alien mushroom-shaped buildings with glee and awe. The classic tourist, every block she’d coo, “Gollee! My first time in a alien city!”

“Hey, miss,” said Floot. “Like jewelry? Seventy-percent off!” He backed into the shadows.

“Sure!” Whitney followed, pulling her large bag behind her.

In the alley, Floot aimed a blaster. “I’ll be taking that bag, miss.” His spiny crest rose over a toothy muzzle.

“Whut?” gasped Whitney. “You’re robbing me?”

Floot snorted. “Humans is so naive, ain’t they Murc?”

The heavily-built alien beside Floot chuckled, “Yeah, Boss.”

Whitney’s augmented muscles drove her leg up in a blink. She kicked the blaster out of Floot’s paw. The gun flew into Murc’s forehead. He was still collapsing when Whitney’s uppercut snapped Floot’s neck.

She relieved the aliens of their weapons and galactic credits. She tossed them into her bag with thirty other “donated” weapons. “Aliens is so naive,” she sighed.
Written for the weekly Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFAW) writing challenge. Look here for the original prompt and a blue link where you’ll find many other stories by other authors:

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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14 Responses to Naivete

  1. Lyn says:

    Ha! I want Whitney along when I visit my first alien city 😀

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  2. Joy Pixley says:

    Something tells me this isn’t *actually* her first time in an alien city. 😉 Great twist, and great take on the photo prompt!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Ya think? 😉 She’s actually making a tidy profit selling all those guns to the local crooks…then beating the snot out of them to get the guns back, and sell them again. It’s a nice racket. 😉 Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much! 🙂

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  3. Hahaha! Love how she “put those aliens in their place.” LOL! Great story, loved the spin you gave the prompt and the great twist at the end!

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  4. luckyjc007 says:

    Awe! Seems the weaker sex is not so weak! I’d have her on my side any day! I wonder how long it will take the aliens to wise up? 🙂


  5. R. Todd says:

    Nice back country twang there at the end.

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  6. Shey says:

    She showed them alright! 😀

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