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Thin-Skinned Deep

Today was The Great Unveiling. Crorrarq glanced at himself in the mirror. It had been seven years since the occupation. Seven years of blending in under a layer of celluloid, masking his true nature. Crorrarq was one of millions.

The Elders had vehemently opposed the event. “It’s much too soon. We’ve been observing these humans,” they said. “How can we expect to be accepted for who we are when they don’t even accept their own? You’ve seen them. Building their walls, hoarding their riches from the poorest of their kind. Killing each other for money and resources. Turning away those who are weak or different. No,” they warned, “humans are far too barbaric and uncivilized to accept us as neighbors.”

But the decision was made. Votes were cast. The Great Unveiling would go on as planned.

At noon on that fateful day every alien on the planet revealed themself to the humans they had grown to love and who claimed to love them. It was a dreadful day. The humans saw only monsters where once they saw friends. Every alien was rounded up, imprisoned and ultimately executed.

The Elders had been right all along. It was much too soon.


(199 Words)

For Sunday’s Photo Fiction Challenge based on this photo by our host Al.

Alien Oops

(For the sake of the reader, the following account has been translated into English)

Photo Credit: Al Forbes

“Earth Fleet Andromeda…come in Ensign Gorp, we’ve received reports of a re-entry error.”

“Perhaps we should have delayed Ensign Gorp’s solo mission, Admiral. It’s critical that he corrects this error before the earth cows get eaten by African lions. We may already be too late!”

“Come in Gorp! This is Admiral Zing. Gorp?”

“Yes sir, Ensign Gorp sir, reporting.”

“Gorp, your mission was to return the African Rhinos to Africa and the cows to the farm on the American continent.”

“Yes sir! I recorded it in Andromeda’s flight log. Cows to Africa…oops!”

“Gorp it is imperative that you remedy this error immediately!

“Yes sir. I’m on it, sir!”

Gorp laser-lifted the Rhinos from the farm and zipped at light speed to Africa. With the rhinos returned, Gorp descended into hover mode.

As he approached a small village he spotted the cows. They were adorned with bells and flower garlands. Earthlings were dancing wildly around them. Gorp employed the atomic strobes, temporarily blinding the earthlings, and extracted the cows.

Back on the farm Joe Dudley was doing his morning walk-about when he saw them.

“Minnie,” he yelled back to the house, “you’re gonna want to see this.”

kat ~ 16 February 2016
(198 Words)

This recreation of a fictional event was penned in response to the photo prompt above by Al Forbes of Sunday Photo Fiction. Read other stories or enter your own by clicking HERE.

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