Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Invited (FF)

FF- Friday Fictioneers


"Look, Jason, there's the mothership at last!  I'd know the sight of it anywhere."

"Me too, Hector!  All year long I've been drawing sketches and building scale models of it, driving everyone nuts with my crazy obsession."

"I even made a full size replica of the ship out of mashed potatoes."

"Incredible, dude! How did that turn out?" 

"Delicious!"

"There's no question, Hector, we were invited!"

"Yes, we were.  Although I'm a little annoyed the invitation didn't say we could bring a date."

"C’mon,  let’s go run for the mothership!"

"Okay! Wonder who or what we'll find in there, Jason."

"God only knows, dude. I just hope it isn't scrawny little bald guys with bug eyes and no hair.” 

"Yeah, that would be so boring."

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From "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

Well, there you have it - you've experienced a close encounter of the third kind, and you weren't even invited! Sorry about the boring derivative aliens.

The stories and posts of the other Friday Fictioneers based on the picture prompt at the top of the page will appear if you click here.   You should have a close encounter with as many of them as you can. 

Okay, I'm going to go and finish that mashed potato mother ship now. Hey, you got any butter? 

25 comments:

  1. Ha...This could be the same Jason as in my story... it would explain a lot actually...

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    1. Also realized that we both had a Led Zeppelin reference... Mothership... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothership_(album)

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    2. My Led Zeppelin reference is only by accident here. It's a "Close Encounter of the Third Kind," reference, with some generous variations from the initial movie including the inclusion of young Jason, who, yes, is a stoner.

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  2. If he boards that mother ship he's probably enjoyed his last mashed potatoes for a while. Most of the aliens they show look like it's been a while since they had a good meal. They probably eat pills. Let's hope they won't eat those who board. Hilarious, Perry. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. What self-respected alien doesn't turn out to eat humans any more?

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  3. Hey, dude - wouldn't it be sensible to check out the aliens before going on board? No? Oh well ...

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    1. Sensible, but these two guys haven't had a handle on sensible since they were building mashed potato spaceships.

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  4. I agree about the boring part, Dude. Who wants to hang out with some skinny little stick guys who are about as hard to understand as a software support geeks from Pakistan. I bet they don't even have any beer on board.

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    1. Boring does well define the whole story, I'm afraid. And there IS beer on board but no bathroom, which really poses problems for interstellar travel. Hopefully it'll be a couple of centuries before these guys even notice.

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  5. Hey. Where's the music?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpsEqINeMS4
    Just as boring as the party hosts.

    Randy

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    1. There's the music! I wonder if there's any stinking thinking going on aboard the mother ship or if my Hector and your Hector are both Hectors? And what does hector mean anyway?

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  6. I think I would check it out first, but then, nothing can be worse than we human beings are to each other.

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    1. Yep, the little bug eyed aliens are a walk in the park after we earthlings.

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  7. If they invite the Aliens to have some mashed potatoes, who knows what happens? Maybe they'd not be boring at all. Fun story.

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  8. Grin, grin, grin! Love the down-to-earth fun in it!

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  9. That mashed potato line cracked me up! Thank goodness I wasn't drinking anything. Fun story, once again.

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    1. And good thing you weren't eating mashed potatoes too!

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  10. Love that the mashed potato model was so delicious!

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    1. Yeah, but I have to confess I used a mix.

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  11. Grin. So funny, Perry. That's it! I'm going to spend the rest of the afternoon building a mashed potato mothership! Worst case scenario is I just eat it.

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    1. Let me know when you're done. We can fly it into the meatloaf and really cause a large scale commotion!

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  12. Dear Perry,

    Oh gosh. Now I'm hungry for mashed potatoes.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  13. The aliens sound boring but the mashed potatoes sound good. Lol

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