“They aren’t very smart. Why do we watch them?”
“We’ve been over that …”
“And they’re so oddly shaped.”
“Why do you care?”
The curtains drop. The couple walk away from the window.
“I don’t know,” he says peeking through the glass. “Why do wehave to look like this?”
“As the commander said, disguised in this way no one notices 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 the beak and these feathers.”
“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.