Friday Fictioneers – Alien Turf War


The homeless people poked the glob with a stick, “never seen anything like this before,” they said. When they left for the soup kitchen, the glob began to grow, doubling in size every half hour. Soon it covered the whole park.
Far above, on Rigel 7, the alien inventor’s watched the progress with their boss. “That glob is our new turf and it will dissolve the humans,” they said, “and soon it will make earth just like our planet and we can move in!”
But the turf didn’t dissolve anything, instead it sprouted grass, and the homeless people packaged the turf up and sold it as lawn fertilizer, making millions of dollars.
On Rigel 7 the turf inventor’s were out of a job. “Stupid humans,” they said, as they made their way to the alien soup kitchen.


I’ve been away for a few weeks and, well… what a photo to come back to! Not yet back in the writing groove yet, but I’m working on it.

Friday Fictioneers: a story in 100 words prompted by a picture that Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts every Wednesday. Here’s the link to the other stories posted about this photo.


21 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Alien Turf War

  1. Rachel, Hilarious. 😀 I could just see the aliens looking down at the growing blob. Looks like soup kitchens are other places as well as earth. Nice try, aliens. Well written with a great happy ending. 🙂 —Susan

  2. Nice to see the aliens making plans as incompetently as we do and being rewarded with the alien soup kitchen 🙂 Not sure what you had in mind but I was thinking of the aliens in the Simpsons as I read this.

    • Yes! Kang and kodos on the Simpsons were the aliens I pictured as I wrote this!! I actually googled what planet they are “from”for this bit. I’m amazed someone else thought of those two too! Amazed and a little giddy!

      Thank you!

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