Unwelcome Guests

Photo by: Al Forbes

Photo by: Sascha Darlington

Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.
— R.E. Shay

The colonists of Dragor V couldn’t believe their luck. The very hospitable world included strange domes. The natural structures provided ready-made housing. Inside, a curious and highly nutritious plant species grew. “Dragor Salad” soon became a staple food of the colonists. A liquid oozed through the domes that was sweet to the taste. “Ambrosia” proved to be a superfood, able to supply most of the nutrients that kept the colonists healthy. This planet seemed awfully lucky.

***

Agorantogisha groaned. Every since the fires emerged from the sky, he’d felt sickly. He called to his neighbor and asked for help.

Goantoperanto raised an eyestalk, an appendage roughly the size of a redwood tree. This process took a week. The native Agopatons moved very slowly, being creatures composed of silicon-based substances. “Ah!” exclaimed Goantoperanto. “I see the problem.

“What is it? Did I eat some bad rock?”

“Nope,” he said, gazing at the human inhabitants. “Seems you’ve got intestinal worms.”
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Written for Sunday Photo Fiction: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/sunday-photo-fiction-february-12th-2017/

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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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24 Responses to Unwelcome Guests

  1. Lyn says:

    Ooops…that does not bode well for the colonists. Poor little Agorantogisha 😦

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  2. jmwwriting says:

    I knew something was wrong right from the start. There is no such thing as perfect with you 😀

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  3. Good old terra firma — I’m staying right here.

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  4. Nasty condition, a bad case of human parasites.

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  5. List of X says:

    The bad news is, humans are really hard to get rid of. Even if you had managed to get rid of an infestation, chances are you’ve just called for a larger and nastier one.
    And if it takes you a week just to move an eye, I’ll say it’s already too late.

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    • EagleAye says:

      No doubt. The American and Australian indigenous peoples learned that one the hard way. One effective method of controlling human numbers is the “Dye Method.” Simply paint half of them red and the other half blue. Pretty soon each side will start killing off the others because they’re the wrong color. It may sound stupid, but incredibly it works every time. 😉

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  6. Steve Lakey says:

    It looks like the humans have a big shock coming. Interesting change of perspective!

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  7. James says:

    Intestinal worms. So much for the colonists.

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  8. mandibelle16 says:

    Sounds like a bad situation for the colonists. Nice write!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Indira says:

    What tongue twister names. Nice story.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Humans are definitely parasites when it comes to colonising.

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