Feathers

“They aren’t very smart, why are we watching them?”

“We’ve been over this many times.”

“And they are so oddly shaped too.”

“Why do you care?”

As the curtains dropped, the couple walked away from the window.

“I don’t know …  Also, why do we have to look like this? It’s embarrassing.”

“You know what the commander said, disguised as a quail no one will notice us.  And, the top bit covers our antennae.  With the data we’ve collected these many years and sent back to the ship, the earth will soon be ours.  Then, we can shed these feathers.”

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“Friday Fictioneers” is a weekly challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff Fields. The challenge is to write a story using only 100 words in response to a photo prompt. This week’s photo was taken by Jean L. Hays. It has been a lot of fun to join in with this fantastic and encouraging group of writers! For more stories, visit HERE.

 

 

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. plaridel says:

    they shouldn’t underestimate humans. for all you know, they’re watching them and they’re making fun of their outfit, too. 🙂

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    1. Hahaha … I’m sure!

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  2. Goodness! What a life! I love where you took this.

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    1. Thank you so much, Alicia! It was amusing to imagine. =)

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  3. Create Space says:

    Great imagination!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marie. It was fun to write. I hope you are well! =)

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      1. Create Space says:

        The key to writing at its best…when it’s fun!! Good now, end of school year, free time, no pressure…what more could I ask!! I hope life is being kind to you also. Xx

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      2. A much needed break for you, I’m so glad! I am doing well here. New meds. =)

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      3. Create Space says:

        I’m delighted to hear that Brenda, let me know how you get on on your new meds! Xx

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  4. Dear Brenda,

    Imaginative and clever. I knew there was something fishy about that bird. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Hehe, yes, indeed! It was fun to imagine. =)

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  5. granonine says:

    Lots of bird-like aliens among us this week 🙂

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    1. Very true. The Quail is certainly a “funny” looking bird and causes our imagination to run wild. =)

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  6. I loved the twist at the end! At first I assumed humans were discussing the birds, but it looks like the birds have something in store for us.

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    1. They sure do. I’m so glad you got it, I wasn’t sure if I made it clear! Yeah!

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  7. Iain Kelly says:

    That’s why they are always looking in the Windows! Good fun.

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    1. It was indeed fun! Thank you for commenting. =)

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  8. jillyfunnell says:

    A very imaginative take on the prompt, Brenda.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jilly! =)

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  9. Ha ha – what a great story. So imaginative!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Thank you, Susan! It was fun to imagine. =)

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  10. Dale says:

    I’m going to start worrying about all these birds! Will be interesting to see if the humans ever realise what’s going on…

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    1. They will, but it might be too late! =)

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  11. draliman says:

    That’s how it’s going to happen. They are among us… 🙂

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  12. pennygadd51 says:

    That’s an entertaining take on the prompt, Brenda.

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    1. Thank you so much, Penny! =)

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