Friday Fictioneers – Oops

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

We coasted in, high over the blue-green marble. Our mission is noble, the greatest adventure in history. Now our linguist broadcasts message of peace and hope and welcome to a future of galactic cooperation. What will they be like, these natives? What will they believe? And, oh joy, they’re coming out in small primitive craft to greet us, to embrace us as brothers.

Perhaps it’s a ritual greeting, this release of a smaller vessel. Or perhaps it’s their chief. But the thing is travelling fast.

Too fast.

We must……..


Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

44 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Oops

  1. “Mars? So sorry. I thought you was Chinese. We are kind of a shoot first and ask questions later in thee parts. Hey. Wait. We’ve been to Mars, sort of.”

    I am laughing. But they did just show up at a bad time. Fun story, Neil.

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