Friday, May 24, 2013

Obstacles To Invasion

Copyright Danny Bowman

Checking his internal chronometer he confirmed he’d now spent seven of the local days cold, wet and miserable. Central Command postulated he could gather valuable information on the natives’ infrastructure disguised as one of their primitive communications devices. 

So far, he’d only been approached by two of these lesser beings and both of them had violated him in a manner most foul by stuffing metallic disks into an orifice of his most specifically not intended for such a purpose.

Not for the first time, he wondered if the penalty for abandoning his post was worse than the indignity of remaining.

This story was written for the weeklyFirday Fictioneers flash fiction photo prompt. 


  1. What a great interpretation of the photo prompt! Oh, those coins must have hurt ;-0

    Here's my little story:

  2. Haha, I loved your very original story!! Good one.


  3. Ouch! I can only imagine and the picture isn't pretty. Good one.

  4. Lovely to have a story from the phone's point of view. Pity your shape-shifting character has his orifices in the wtong place.

  5. The next level to your story--why there are so few phone booths left in the world. I thought it had to do with cell phones....
    I like your explanation much more. :)