Really Different

Dr. Guzman saw her in obvious distress at the side of the road. He stopped the car and rushed to her aid.

“What are you doing here?” he said. “Aliens just landed and all of San Ignacio de Velasco is evacuating!”

The woman pulled open her blouse, revealing her swollen belly.

“Oh, pregnant? I can help.”

He pulled her blouse open further, and that’s when he saw the tiny humanoid body in her side. Everything was out but the head.

“Ah…you’re the alien!”

“Sorry. It’s an emergency.”

He pointed to the humanoid. “This is how you give birth?”

She chuckled. “We give birth like you humans. It’s Our sex act that’s really different. Unfortunately, my husband is little help with my problem.”

“An abandoning father? The brute! So what’s this?” He pointed to the tiny humanoid jutting from her side.

“I told you our procreation is different. That’s my husband.”
Written for What Pegman Saw:

Author’s Notes:

I have no idea how this will be received. It’s strange I know. As wacky and bizarre as this is, it’s not my idea. There is a precedent for this right here on Earth.

when Anglerfish reproduce, the male, which is 40 times smaller, fuses with the female. Just the back end of his body sticks out her side. I told you. I didn’t make this stuff up. Nature is better at it.

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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21 Responses to Really Different

  1. Dale says:

    Hah! I don’t even know WHAT to say, Eric!
    You are nuts… 🙂

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  2. k rawson says:

    That’s hilarious! I love the idea of aliens pulling off the intergalactic highway to give birth. Then I watched that video and I’m going to be shaking my head all day. The human reenactment was bizarre!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. I still don’t know why, in the video, they showed humans doing the same kind of thing. I kept thinking that was odder than the fact of Anglerfish reproduction. Glad you got a laugh. Thanks Karen!

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  3. Lyn says:

    LOL Different but not different – sort of. Did you know that Komodo dragons and aphids can give birth without having contact with a male. A female Komodo dragon in London zoo gave birth to four dragonlings – females and genetics showed they only had the genomes of their mother. Normally they’d have them from both the mother and father, but the female duplicated her own genomes to take the male genome’s place. I saw this on Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Aha! Yes I saw the same thing. I never hesitate to watch an Attenborough documentary. Then there are frogs that, when there aren’t enough females around, can switch from male to female and vice versa. Armadillo babies are all clones. Nature is full of weird stuff. I don’t have to think it up, I just look at nature. 😉 Thanks Lyn!

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  4. Ewww… that’s just wrong!! Even if it is an alien! 😆

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  5. pennygadd51 says:

    Haha! Fancy getting ‘caught in the act’ like that!

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  6. mandibelle16 says:

    Funny and alarming. Was he abad husband, or is that just how things work for this alien female and make aliens? If so, they must go through a few husbands or so lol.

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    • EagleAye says:

      That’s just how things work for them. Talk about giving your all for love! Maybe she does have a few husbands. Seems like they always lose their heads over her. 😉 Thanks much!

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  7. That’s how Karen got me! Great story. Totally hilarious.

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  8. kirizar says:

    The video of animated, naked humans re-enacting angler fish mating rituals was truly haunting. You just can’t unsee something that graphically awkward!


  9. Natalie Swift says:

    What did I just read???
    Great story though… the dialogue is just so matter of fact, its perfect. ❤


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