This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–May 9th, 2016. Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides a picture prompt. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words and inspired by the prompt.
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Genre: Humor/Fantasy Fiction
Word Count: 200 Words
DARN THOSE CHEAP MATERIALS by P.S. Joshi
High above Earth a secret flight took place. A flying saucer from the Planet Pittosh had a new invention for ship invisibility, The Top Secret Hidey Thingy, switched on and operating perfectly.
“Gug, this operation is the most successful we’ve had so far.”–Zig’s violet eyes gleamed.–We’ll go down in history as two of the greatest explorers Pittosh ever had.”
“Yes,”–squeaked Gug. He had a cold he caught just before takeoff.
“What was that?”–shouted Zig.
Rumble. Squish. Twang. Plunk. The saucer began to shudder and shake.
“Grab the tool bag and follow me.”–Gug squeaked.
The two little aliens raced to the engineering deck. They found loose parts slipping and sliding everywhere.
“Doggone those program cutbacks,”–Zig fumed.–“We’ve got to do serious repairs.”
Three hours later things had quieted down and seemed to be running smoothly.
Zig turned to Gug.–“I have an extra part What’ll I do about it? Scientists on Pittosh will throw a hissy fit if they see this.”
“Don’t worry,”–Gug gave it a kick.–“Just open the garbage compartment and eject it.”