Mistaken Identity

Photo by: Mara @ Doodles and Scribbles

Photo by: Mara @ Doodles and Scribbles

The colonists of Caramin had suffered a bad year. Half the crops died. Supply ships were late. In the dark streets outside no Christmas lights decorated downtown. No one felt like inflating the hundred-foot Santa Claus.

George and Rohan nursed their ales in the bar. An alien walked in. The species was unfamiliar. It looked humanoid except for moth antennae and huge fangs in its muzzle. It sat apart until George and Rohan joined it.

“What brings you to Caramin?” said George.

“I wanted to see it before it’s destroyed,” shrugged the alien.

“Destroyed?” exclaimed Rohan. “How?”

“At last, the conditions are right for invasion,” beamed the alien.

George stared, confused. “What’s changed?”

“We fear the Demon Malakasian, but this year it has abandoned you.”

Puzzled, Rohan said, “What does ‘Malakasian’ look like?”

“It wears a red coat lined with white hair and black boots. It carries a bag of bodies over its shoulder. The monster is terrifying!”

George finally understood. He smirked at Rohan. “I think it’s time to inflate the Santa.”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers.

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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23 Responses to Mistaken Identity

  1. Jade M. Wong says:

    LOL! Oh my gosh, that cracked me up. Another humorous and quirky tale. Fantastic!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. List of X says:

    I can see someone has been skipping lectures in their Invasion 101 class…

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  3. Hahahaha! You got me good on this one! Who knew that Santa Claus could actually save mankind?! LOL! Loved this story!

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  4. Yea for the Santa. I was wondering what you would do with this post . . . and I was not disappointed!

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  5. luckyjc007 says:

    Ha! Ha! ..good thing George and Rohan were in the bar….I believe Demon Malakasian will soon come to life! He’s certainly no Ordinary Santa.:)

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  6. tskraghu says:

    Nice, liked it . Tks.

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  7. Lyn says:

    Let’s just hope they don’t inflate Santa too much. The last thing they need is a non-event explosion 😀

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  8. Indira says:

    Secret is out. Aliens are scared of Santa Clause. Loved it.

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  9. Awesome! Merry Christmas!! 🙂

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  10. Joy Pixley says:

    Santa to the rescue, again! Let’s hope those aliens don’t take a closer look. 😉

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  11. mandibelle16 says:

    So funny! They’re afraid of Santa Claus. I don’t know if you’ve ever watched the TV show Futurama. It’s a Matt Groaning Cartoon like the Simpsons. Brilliant and funny show and their portrayal of Santa as an evil robot is hilarious! Makes me think of the piece you’ve written here!


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