The Mixup

Photo by: C.E. Ayr

The airport’s new statue was getting a lot of attention. The bronze of a couple enthusiastically greeting each other looked realistic and heartwarming.

An elderly woman paused to admire it. “Isn’t that lovely?” she murmured.

“Oh so sweet!” smiled a young woman.

“That’s so beautiful!” said Fatima.

“It is,” replied her husband, Rene. “You can easily imagine the love light in their eyes.”

Despite the loving appearance, within the bronze surface something else entirely went on.

“This is positively awful!” moaned Gryptollylitch. “It couldn’t be any worse.”

“I know, I know. Stop reminding me,” sighed Antyllikana. She could feel an itch which shouldn’t be possible, but it was there anyway and she had no way to scratch.

“It’s all your fault. You just HAD to study Humans up close!”

“My fault? I didn’t ask for this,” grated Antyllikana. “When Galactic Control said they would put our life-force into a Human form, I didn’t think we’d occupy a statue!”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction:

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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16 Responses to The Mixup

  1. michael1148humphris says:

    Another story that made me smile and smile, thank you, I really enjoyed what you did with this story.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. James says:

    Oops. I hope they can be retrieved.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Well, this can’t be good. They won’t learn much about humans this way. Galactic Control hasn’t quite got the planet Earth figured out yet. Hilarious and good writing, Eric. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • EagleAye says:

      Nope they don’t. I guess this is why they need to send scientists to study us. Otherwise mixups like this might get worse! 😉 Glad you had fun with this one. Thanks so much, Suzanne! 🙂

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  4. Indira says:

    :):):). What a way to study humans.

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  5. Whenever I start reading the posts and see your one is next, I already have a smile forming because I know it is going to be good. And you never disappoint. Once again galactic control have stuffed up. I think by now they should have learned with all the attempts they have made.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Aw shucks. That’s really great to hear that. I’ll try to never let you down. And yeah, GC really needs to get their act together. Placing life energies in statues can be…stifling. 😉 Thanks so much Al! 🙂

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  6. Dahlia says:

    Hahah – loved this one!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. luckyjc007 says:

    Now that’s close encounters being very close! LOL’s

    Liked by 1 person

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