The Alien Squad – FFfAW #121


Rick sipped his drink. Morty sat opposite to him with a sigh.

Rick arched an eyebrow, “Is it done?”

“Yup. Gimme a sip, willya?”

Rick passed over a straw, “So how many?”

“Five biggins, Ten tinies and one devil.”

Morty took a big sip, making disgusting slurping noises.

“Cut that out, wouldya! You sure they all frozen?”

“Sure are. Now, where’s my payment?”

“Proof before the pudding, my friend”, Rick put out a skinny paw.

Morty rooted around in his pocket and produced a photo with a flourish.

“There. Where’s my pudding?”

Rick studied the photo intently. The only noise came from Morty’s slurping.

“Hot damn! You did bag all the aliens, Morty. And the Devil too.”

Morty just grinned.

“What are those? Monkeys?”

“Alien mutants. Some cross between monkeys and puppies. I named them ‘Muppies’.”

“And what’s the damn deer doing on the roof?”

Before he could answer, the toilet stall’s door was wrenched open and two burly attendants grabbed them both.

Dr. Winterburn sighed. St. Laurens Psychiatric Hospital’s walls have seen ‘em all.

Note: This piece of fiction has been written in response to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFAW) hosted by Priceless Joy here. Image credit to Mark @any1mark66.

For other entries to this week’s prompt, click here.

Word Count: 175



    1. Thank you. The Muppies are the best 😀 Somehow I wanted to use maximum information from the picture and there were just too many things in it. Hence the Muppies. Cheers, Varad


  1. An entertaining conversation between a pair of scheming idiots and a great twist at the end. A fun story, Varad, and I enjoyed reading it.


  2. Varad, you should write more science fiction, you have a great knack for that…this one had a surprise ending but I was thinking that this one is going to be another sci-fi like the previous one. Enjoyed the story till the last letter…keep writing

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Balaka. Science fiction is fun and there is tremendous scope to play with your imagination. I certainly look forward to dabble with this genre more. Cheers, Varad

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. The photo had too many things of interest and I wanted to use most, if not all of them. This story gave me the leeway to play around. Glad you liked it. Cheers, Varad


    1. Thanks a lot for the kind welcome, Joy. I enjoyed writing this and am glad that you liked it. Pleased to have joined the tribe. Cheers, Varad


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