Bridge--Al Forbes--may-29th-20161

This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–May 30th, 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, not counting the title and inspired by the prompt.

To read the other stories written by group members, just click on the link below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link to the other stories this week is as follows:

Genre: Humor/Fantasy Fiction

Word Count: 200 Words


A cloaked saucer flew low over the planet Earth. Zeebot peered out the viewport and called to his teammate.

“Cogot, I’m seeing some of the strange sights the other inspectors viewed on former flights. Somehow we have to let the people of this planet know they’re not alone.”

“Never fear,” said Cogot as he peered out in interest. “We’ll think of something. We have our new Lazer Writer Thingy that inscribes letters in any language. We just need to find a spot where all earthlings can read the inscription and be informed.”

“Yes, I have on my Thinking Cap Thingy now.”–Zeebot adjusted the purple helmet with three wires sticking out the top–“How fortunate we overheard people of Earth discussing these. We must keep up with their technology.”

He flicked an orange switch on the side and the wires began to hum, “Hum-m-m-m.” They then broke into song, “We’re thinking, we’re thinking, we’re thinking.” They zapped the idea into Zeebot’s brain. “I have it!” he shouted.

The two turned on the Laser Writer Thingy and wrote the message on a steel bridge over a busy highway,–THE PIES.

“Now they’ll surely know there’s been a planetary inspection,” Cogot bragged.




Written Act of Kindness Award





    • Thanks, Diana. I wasn’t sure these crazy little aliens really qualified as sci-fi. They’re a cross between humor and quasi-sci-fi. I’m an old Star Trek fan as you might guess. I’m so happy you enjoy my little stories. 😀 — Suzanne

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  1. LOL well, you can’t have a proper P.I.E.S. without your thinking cap thingy or a laser writing thingy. All aliens should have thingies when they visit other planets 😀

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