Submitted for Mondays Finish the Story

This flash fiction weekly challenge began on October 6, 2014 and I decided to join it the first week.  Welcome to Mondays Finish the Story! In this challenge we are provided with photo and the opening line of a story. The challenge is to finish the story in 100-150 words!   If you also want to give it a try, you can read all about the challenge at the link at the top.  There has been a twist this week in that we are provided with the end of the story instead of the opening line.

I started this challenge with a serial story that I will run for a few weeks.  To start from the beginning, you can find Part 1 HERE. The story continues with The Colony (Part 4).



 “Little did we know that Grandpa was a collector.”

Of course this was not what the Captain and his team heard.  As they hid in the bushes, what seemed like adolescent aliens floated from behind them.  The aliens, like their human counterparts were so wrapped up in themselves they failed to notice the team.  The alien teenagers continued in their language.

“Last time we came to Earth, it was those old metal contraptions humans move about in.  He loaded up the cargo bay with those trucks and now we have to haul them everywhere we go.”

“What’s he collecting this time?”

“I didn’t know why he had those cages but I just came from the clearing and he has humans in them.  If he plans on bringing them on board, I don’t know where he will put them.”

The Captain signaled the team to ready their weapons and to move on his signal.

Come back for next week’s Mondays Finish the Story to see how the story continues.

4 responses

  1. babso2you says:

    Nice! You are missing the ‘k’ in the word know on your second to last paragraph. Thank you again for participating! The photo for this coming Monday’s challenge should fit in with this installment!


  2. Birgit says:

    I like how you made the aliens sound “Human”