Not A Chance

Photo by: Dale Rogerson

Irxul pointed into the park. “We walk in there at the exact time, and we’ll be transported back to our planet.”

“Yep,” Pixuc grunted.

“But we’re always delayed.” Irxul began to pace. “Every ten years, you insist on staying to study some part of human culture more.”


“First it was Elvis, then James Bond movies, then the many kinds of pizza to eat. What next?”


Irxul glared at Pixuc. “So just tell me, can we go home now?”


Irxul’s quivered, “Really? You mean it?”

Pixuc held up his cell phone, “I’m up to ten-thousand followers on Instagram!”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

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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17 Responses to Not A Chance

  1. James McEwan says:

    I feel concerned about their life on their home planet – if Elvis and James Bond movies have such a hold on Pixuc, life at home must be rather dull. Stay and have another pizza, I say.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Well yeah, I suspect their planet might be a very boring place with grey people walking around in grey clothes doing grey, dismal things. Sometimes you’re more at home in a place that wasn’t originally your home. *shrug*

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  2. juliemc says:


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  3. pennygadd51 says:

    Yayy! 10,000 followers on Instagram. Quick, Irxul, drag Pixue into that portal now!
    Fun story!

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  4. Dear Eric,

    Another snorting good last line. What a crack up.



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  5. granonine says:

    Cute story. I wonder if they’ve ever crossed path with Zing and Zang, my to favorite little aliens 🙂

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  6. susanmehr says:

    I like it, a bit quirky still I like it. 🙂 Good one.

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  7. Had me laughing. Such a vivid picture of human culture. But then, that’s always been the role of sci-fi writing.

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  8. Dale says:

    One of them has no intention of leaving this fabulous planet!


  9. msjadeli says:

    I hope they have long life spans, as Pixuc has a lot of cultural icons left to explore. Maybe Irxul can have a 3D printer do a facsimile of Pixuc and finally get at least himself home…


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