Friday Fictioneers- 3/19/21


PHOTO PROMPT © Liz Young

The red squirrel raced under the canopy of a tree into a preselected secluded spot and immediately transformed into its basic, but Earthly unnatural, design.
A wind was created as the alien sucked into being.
It immediately rooted its many appendages deeply into the soft ground to prop it upright in Earth’s imposing gravity.
Freedom from the shapeshifting ‘squirrel form’ gave Splogg a moment of peace that he was only allowed to exercise once a year.
He’d done this one hundred twenty-two other times and STILL wasn’t able to identify any sign of intelligence.
How he hated this frickcacking assignment!

(100 words)
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple | Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

30 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers- 3/19/21

  1. Mason Bushell 03/18/2021 / 9:55 am

    a natural shapeshifting alien. What a cool concept! Great piece and wonderful tree picture.

    • Susan St.Pierre 03/18/2021 / 9:56 am

      Ah…Mason! I knew this one would appeal to you. Thanks!

      • Mason Bushell 03/18/2021 / 9:58 am

        For sure! I love nature and the paranormal its perfect!!

  2. Bear 03/18/2021 / 10:26 am

    The shapeshifters ought to get together and have a party this week, for sure. Great story!

  3. Iain Kelly 03/18/2021 / 2:40 pm

    Amazed they haven’t given up by now. I have! 🙂

  4. pennygadd51 03/18/2021 / 6:45 pm

    Oh, the sympathy I feel for Splogg! Denied his natural form for over a century – that’s tough!

    • Susan St.Pierre 03/18/2021 / 6:51 pm

      He could be just a spoiled teen whose lifespan is 20,000 of our years? We may never know! lol
      I’m going to look at red squirrels differently though. 🙂

  5. GHLearner 03/19/2021 / 8:01 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed this and am very sorry for Splog. Maybe he should try again in half a million years and look what the octopussi are up to. There may be intelligence around by then. Great story.

    • Susan St.Pierre 03/19/2021 / 8:07 am

      Really happy you liked it! Yes… your speculation on future intelligence sounds probable. 😀

  6. James McEwan 03/19/2021 / 8:27 am

    Great disguise for an alien spy, pity he took root in the wrong place. Perhaps the White House garden would have been more entertaining, although deciding the degree of intelligence may be puzzling to him.

    • Susan St.Pierre 03/19/2021 / 8:30 am

      LOL… I’d have to create more alien swear words for that scenario! Thanks.

  7. ceayr 03/19/2021 / 9:46 am

    A rather strange and wonderful piece, Susan, very enjoyable.

  8. Nobbinmaug 03/19/2021 / 5:10 pm

    …Tell me that you like it, yeah.
    Yeah, I like it. I’m a sucker for sci-fi. I even have a character named Splorg. He’s not as gentle as Splogg seems to be.

  9. Michael Humphris 03/19/2021 / 7:08 pm

    I enjoyed reading this.

  10. Brenda's Thoughts 03/20/2021 / 9:18 am

    A shape-shifting alien, love it! The tree really does look like an alien. This is a very clever take on the prompt. =)

  11. Laurie Bell 03/20/2021 / 6:26 pm

    Ha! So clever. A shapeshifter searching for signs of life! Well done

  12. msjadeli 03/20/2021 / 7:50 pm

    Nice to hear it from the ET’s point of view. Maybe he’ll be reassigned soon.

  13. rochellewisoff 03/21/2021 / 6:25 am

    Dear Susan,

    I suspect Splogg’s been hanging around too many humans. 😉 This story was fun and made me smile.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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