Welcome Dear Readers! You are cordially invited to take a break from you’re summertime water fun to check out this week’s Friday Fictioneer Challenge. (But try not to get water all over the blog, will ya?)
Now for the challenge which is to write a 100-word story with a beginning, middle and end inspired by this week’s picture courtesy of and copyrighted by David Stewart. Now, who does all the organizing for this weekly-writing shindig? None other than Rochelle Wisoff-Fields over at Addicted to Purple, that’s who. So head on over and check it out!
We traveled 12 years in suspended animation for this? I’m sorry, Roger, Planet Blub sucks.
It’s not exactly like the brochure, Josephine, I admit . . . it might grow on us . .
You mean like breakfast did? That alien scrambled egg nearly killed you, Roger! Thank god I had Mace! It would have devoured your face!
Shhh . . . here come the Blubians now.
Probably wanting to know if we’re enjoying their stupid Ferris Wheel.
We bear repast, Earthlings. Scrambled eggs.
Did you remember the Mace, Josephine?
If we hurry, we can still catch the Earth Shuttle.
I love you, Roger.
53 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Planet Blub”
ET called home for help, perhaps they can too.
With their luck, they probably forgot their interstellar cell phones!
Operator: Please insert $2 billion dollars for two minutes or swipe your Galactic Mastercard at the beep!
Try those links again Linda and let me know if I fixed them please.
get the heck off of Blub!!
Maybe earthlings should find a new space hangout
I agree! I guess that’s what happens when you take the “budget” vacation! 😀
I like the fact that people are dipping into the sci-fi today. This was delightful. the image of the scrambled eggs have the perfect eeew factor
Hah! So glad you like the scrambled egg eeew factor! 😀
Thank goodness for the Earth shuttle–sounds like it would be another 24 years of scrambled eggs on Blub if they had missed it. Fun story.
Ha! Maybe this is the prequel to Green Eggs and Ham! 😀
If the scrambled eggs are this aggressive, I’d hate to see them unscrambled.
Haha! Unscrambled they’re downright dangerous! 😀
Great imagination! 😀
Lots of humour here! I can’t help being amazed at all the wonderful variations people come up with.
I know. Isn’t it amazing? And no two even remotely alike! 😀
Great take on the photo prompt, and I love the planet’s name!
Thanks Jan. Getting to name fictional planets is certainly one of the fun perks of writing! 😀
Nice thinking outside the box here. 🙂
Thanks Sandra. My goal is to think outside the room the box is in! 😀
An entertaining piece about a disturbing “vacation spot.” Love your sense of humor. Beautifully warped. 😉
Oh thanks Rochelle! Blub is just not all it’s cracked up to be! 😀
I’m sure the brochure went on and on about the gorgeous view. Unfortunately, the menu appears limited. Let’s hope the cocktails are better.
Ha!! We can only hope! They’ve got a lot to make up for! 😀
What a fun take on the photo. Too many times, the brochure over promises, and reality of the spot is far different! Your story is an epic example of this!
Oh those brochures! We once booked a weekend at a hotel on the beach front — as pictured on the brochure Turned out it was trick photography. The beach was three blocks away!
Nice to know that in the future, family vacations can still fail miserably.
Haha! The more things change, the more they stay the same.
You went to Blub, seriously? It must be a misspelling in the brocure Blug is a paradise, that’s were your should have gone.
*slapping forehead* Where were you with this info two weeks ago, Bjorn?
Fantastic, ummm, “spin” on the prompt! One vacation spot I’ll be glad to remove from my bucket list =)
That’s a wise decision. I hear they are having an epidemic of bed blubs too. So no matter what you hear, don’t go!
Blubian scrambled eggs? What’s wrong with Blubian scrambled eggs? Totally gluten-free!
Yes, Perry, but sadly Blubian scrambled eggs are not glutten-free –which means they still suck.
now that’s a story about visiting foreign lands ! 🙂
So true Shreyank! Emphasis on the foreign!
Love will conquer all, even alien scrambled egg. Enjoyed this a lot.
Thanks Sarah Ann. 😀
haha! I’m pretty sure I owe my current figure flaws to the fact that I am directly related to the Blubians. 😀
OMG! My husband just came in to the room to see what I was laughing about! He read your comment and understood!
Home (Earth) at last. Fun and interesting
Glad you liked it Nighlake! 😀
Earthlings Blubber a lot on Blub –
and don’t eat the grub on Blub
Haha! I’m waiting for that to come out in a bumper sticker! 😀
Love your humour anyway, but the imagination at work today is brilliant.
Oh Dee, thank you so much!!
when your breakfast tries to eat your face, then you know it’s a messed up world ^^ awesome imagination, you never cease to entertain ^^
Thank you so much KZ! 😀