The Welcoming Present

Photo by: Anne Higa

Aliens Ixtlan and Yltec stood beneath the micro-brewery’s broken pipe, fish-like mouths agape to catch the torrent of fluid. Up until now, the highly touted human beer hadn’t impressed, but this was different.

“Amazing!” said Ixtlan. “I’ve never tasted anything like it.” 

“Their best beer to date,” cheered Ytlec.

“And they’re just giving it away for free!”

“This is the best welcoming present humans have ever given us.”

Meanwhile, one floor above, Bill examined their work carefully. “I think we’ve almost got it now.”

“About perfect,” said Bob. 

Bill nodded. “Yep. Another flush and this toilet clog will be gone.”


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 The Welcoming Present

  1. michael1148humphris says:

    Strong stuff that toilet unblocker. I trust that the aliens have strong stomachs 😉

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  2. Heh! I bet Ixtlan and Ytlec feel really – er – ‘flush’ with the success of their discovery. I had to say that… probably… (Apropos beer, there’s a brewery here in NZ that to my taste produces the worst beer in the entire universe, well worthy of ‘flushing’. Their marketing campaign was kinda funny though, if totally tone-deaf: )

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    • EagleAye says:

      I think I may have tried the beer from there. 😉 Have you ever sampled beer from India? There’s this one with an elephant on it. It’s best used as a weed killer. Not for human consumption. 😉

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  3. A very creative take. Well done.

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  4. draliman says:

    One man’s sewage is another aliens’ nectar…
    Reminds me of the film “Alien Nation”, where the aliens got drunk on gone-off milk 🙂

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  5. Hmm, toilet bowl beer. I think the cultural divide between the human and alien species is simply too wide to bridge. Very clever story!


  6. Dear Eric,

    You almost got me with that one! No spew but close…very close. 😀




  7. msjadeli says:

    Maybe we should invite more of their kind to our planet to help clean up the mess.


  8. GHLearner says:

    Laughing… my first impulse was eeek, yuk. But then… if these Aliens feel welcome by this brew, we have a whole lot more to welcome them… and happy Aliens are less likely to kill us. Still laughing…


  9. earthskyair says:

    Aargh! I like the way you made me recoil at the end. Good, imaginative story! 🌷

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  10. granonine says:

    Gah! I knew it! Almost didn’t want to finish reading, because the idea of drinking–you-know-what–

    Well, I’m glad that’s over. 🙂


  11. Dale says:

    Buahahaha! Love it!


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