The Measure of an Alien

Photo by: Ted Strutz

The first known human-alien amalgamation occurred in Roanoke, VA in 1879.

The wealthy widow, Imelda Pitts, had been wooed by bachelors from across the county, desiring her mostly for her money. The men organized demonstrations of physical strength before her house. Others strutted about in their fine clothing. All failed.

A “curious stranger” arrived. A fellow of strange pallor and an unseemly count of limbs. He clearly exceeded all others in her gaining her favor.

When asked if she shunned her own kind because he possessed an “attribute of extraordinary measure,” she replied, “No, but the omelette he serves me in my boudoir is unsurpassed.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneeers:

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 The Measure of an Alien

  1. tedstrutz says:

    Great story, loved the second paragraph. I’m sure that is not all those extra limbs were dishing out.
    The story of the house will be up Friday.

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  2. doodletllc says:

    A Win/Win for both parties…and the house has a ring side seat to it all. Fabulous!

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  3. Wonderful story. I love the description of her strange visitor.

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  4. draliman says:

    It’s amazing the quality of omelette one can create when one has an “unseemly count of limbs” 🙂

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  5. Danny James says:

    Food always wins out.

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  6. Dora says:

    A rollicking tale! So glad it didn’t turn out like “A Rose for Miss Emily.” But the unseemly number of limbs seems … well, unseemly. 😂

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  7. Dear Eric,

    A great omelette is something to be highly prized. Guess you could say he egged her on. Kept her sunny side up, if you will. Well done. My signal is scrambled.




  8. siobhan1967 says:

    Definitely the most original take on the prompt so far, well done. Imelda reminded me of Penelope entertaining all her suitors before Odysseus came home.

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  9. Tannille says:

    Cooking skills always wins. 😀

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  10. James McEwan says:

    A great take on; the way to her heart is through her stomach.

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  11. msjadeli says:

    “an unseemly count of limbs” and breakfast in bed. No mystery there. Brilliant!

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  12. Bill says:

    Great set up, and liked where this went. Good one.


  13. Lyn says:

    A good chef will always win a “fair maiden’s heart” – even if she is no longer a maiden.

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  14. Dale says:

    Hey… he didn’t want her for her money and showed special treatment; whyever would she settle for something less?


  15. Bahahaha, that is a nice twist. I don’t know if I should picture a creature or just a man with a few extra limbs attached.

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  16. Nobbinmaug says:

    Hmm… Extra limbs and eggs. I’ll have to remember that.

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  17. Indira says:

    Interesting. Food matters a lot. As far as I remember you also make a terrific omelet.


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