Photo Copyright: A Mixed Bag

This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–April 30th 2017. Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides a picture prompt donated by one of the participants in the group of writers. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not including the title and inspired by the prompt. This week’s prompt was from “A Mixed Bag”.

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

Word Count: 200 Words

Take Us to Your Leader by P.S. Joshi

On a warm, sunny day in June a tiny flying saucer landed outside the Parkinson house on Elm Street in Brinkman, Ohio. A shimmering beam shot out from it and two aliens from the planet X14 were transported into the living room.

Mr. Parkinson was at work in the local brewery.  Mrs. Parkinson was teaching at Brinkman High School. Their two children, Dick and Doris, were at Brinkman Elementary School.

The only occupant of the home was a hefty horsefly resting on the computer keyboard. Tictosh tried to link his mind with the fly’s but had no luck. Pintosh next tried to network with the same result. They decided to express themselves in  the Earth language  for that location. They spoke together.

“Take us to your leader.”

They waited but nothing happened.

“Pintosh, this Earth person is either hard of hearing or extremely stupid. I wonder if they’re all like this.”

The fly, bored, zoomed to the kitchen.

“Well, Tictosh, he can fly without a vehicle which is more than we can do.”

On returning to X14, they gave their report:

There is no intelligent life on earth.

Forget about any attempts to rush contact.

15 thoughts on “#AmWriting TAKE US TO YOUR LEADER

  1. To me it was a splendid minimalism on the dangers of hubris and ignorance (or hasty decision-making aka prejudice). Thanks for sharing it freely.

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