17/07/2019

MARVIN'S EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE - a story in 100 words


MARVIN’S EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE

Marvin was waiting for his brother to help move his stall, so when the Thing landed he was alone.
“Who are you?” it demanded.
“Don’t you mean, ’Take me to your Leader’?” Marvin replied.
“That is so last millennium.”
Marvin tipped his hat. “Marvin Brown, purveyor of pretzels and chilli chicken dogs. You look a bit undernourished.”
The Thing sniffed with a nose the size of a small car and covered its face. “Don’t think I’ll risk it, thanks,” it said, and shot back up into the night sky.
“Bloody aliens don’t know what’s good for them,” said Marvin.
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A ten minute, one hundred word story for a very odd photo prompt - my first thought was, who would actually PUT something so weird in the middle of a town? My granddaughter would be scared silly. 
Thanks to Roger Bultot for the photo and to Rochelle for running the weekly show that is Friday Fictioneers. Click on the link to read what other writers thought of the photo - https://rochellewisoff.com/

29 comments:

  1. An invasion repelled with a chili chicken dog. That should be within budget

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  2. I wonder if any customers do the same with Marvin's pretzels? :-)

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    1. What? Turn their noses up and disappear?

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  3. Ha ha. “That is so last millennium.” Brilliant! I've never thought of a hot dog as a weapon against aliens, but they have repelled me my whole life, which has led some to think there's something alien about me.

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    1. They're not first on my street food list either!

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  4. Dear Liz,

    Apparently there's more than one way to repel an alien. ;)

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  5. Funny, but why doesn't he fancy a pretzel? Obviously insane these aliens!

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    1. Maybe it was the chilli chicken that got up its nose?

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  6. This is delightful on at least a few levels. One is the idea of an alien dropping in for fast food. Another is the fact that Marvin kept his cool and so didn't become the fast food. I got a real chuckle out of your story, Liz.

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    1. Thank you, Jade - you always come up with a thoughtful comment.

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  7. you're a creative genious for making up such a delightful story. well done.

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  8. Marvin is very cool, and this is a fun story.

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    1. Thanks GAH, he kept his head very well, didn't he?

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  9. Love where your ten minutes took you!
    Fun stuff!

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  10. Aliens can be so obtuse.

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  11. A very clever take on an unusual prompt. =)

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    1. Thanks, Brenda. I still can't figure out why anyone would want that thing in their town centre - it's gruesome.

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  12. This made me laugh. Thank you. I love the "so last millennium" line.

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  13. I loved this story for the prompt, Liz. It does seem aliens don't stay long near the Earth. They just inspect then zip away. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. As long as they keep leaving we're safe!

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  14. Nice article as well as whole site.Thanks.

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