Judging a Book

Photo by: J Hardy Carroll

Postmaster Green led Sean to the back. Green said, in his heavy drawl, “Hadda stick yer packages in these here cages.”

“Why?” said Sean. “Because they’re from Mexico?”

Green glared. “And the alien star, Wolf359, before that. I ain’t stupid, son. What’s in ’em?”

How could Sean explain? Would this hillbilly even understand? Might as well try the truth. “It’s parts for an interstellar overdrive, including a pr-257-g tachychlometer.”

“Horseshit!” said Green.

Sean sighed. “No, it really is.”

“I know,” said Green. He removed his hat and rubbed his third eye. “But you get better throughput from the px-354 series.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2019/11/20/22-november-2019/

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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11 Responses to Judging a Book

  1. Yeah! Everyone knows that! 😉


  2. draliman says:

    I only hope the parts aren’t infested with post-battle Borg-tech 🙂


  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Species change, the chat stays the same!


  4. Dear Eric,

    Nope…no coffee through the nose. I knew better than to drink and read one of your stories at the same time. 😉 Love it!




  5. granonine says:

    I love your hilarious twists. Never know quite what’s coming 🙂


  6. Dale says:

    You never fail to make us crack a smile, Eric!
    You have a strange mind, lemme tell you – which is a good thing!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. James McEwan says:

    I liked the turn of expectations, and preconceptions being wrong. Mr Green didn’t become Postmaster by being dumb.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. msjadeli says:

    Good story! This could be a scene in a Men in Black movie.


  9. Love the last line! Great story!


  10. Hah! Cool story – and I did remember not to take a mouthful of coffee before reading! 🙂 Have to ask: has Green got a px-354 on his jalopy out the back?


  11. Love that last line! What a twist.


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