The planetary colony of Franca was small. The population of 600 split perfectly between men and women. Due to the complexities of human sexuality this produced less than 300 couples. Colonel Baird and his Marines counted themselves among the population. Baird’s aide de camp, Lieutenant Vespa, often entertained his wife to prevent her boredom. Baird knew the effeminate Vespa was gay, so he never worried about impropriety. Indeed, Vespa was the best girlfriend of many Franca women.
One day whilst hiking in a secluded woods with Baird’s wife, Vespa discovered a most curious plant growing from a dead log. He couldn’t resist himself…
Later, Baird roared, “Why would you touch an alien plant?”
“Sorry, sir, but now the side-effects worry me.” He pointed to his glass. A duplicate plant already sprouted there. “It grows from anything my mouth touches!”
“Well, you better visit Doc Banerjee pronto!”
Minutes later, Doc Banerjee called his phone. “Colonel? Your wife just reported to the infirmary.”
“Is she alright.”
“She’s fine. Nothing life-threatening, but definitely curious.”
“Well spit it out, Doc. What’s going on?”
“Ah.” Banerjee hesitated.
“She has a most curious plant growing from her genitals.”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/sunday-photo-fiction-june-25th-2017/