Graciously hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge in which a photo prompt is provided, and each writer who decides to take part must write a 100 word story inspired by said picture. The picture is always used with permission from the photographer. Participants are encouraged to read and comment on each others’ work, and to include the associated link party.
Those who are not taking part, please enjoy, and if you would like to give it a try, I encourage you to start, regardless of ability level.
The below contribution was inspired from the diner scene from Spaceballs, one of my favorite movies ever. You can see it here. For those who haven’t seen the movie, it’s a Mel Brooks spoof on space dramas, primarily Star Wars. This particular scene was a nod to the Alien franchise.
Genre: Science Fiction/Fanfiction(ish)
Word Count: 100
The Unintended Tourist Attraction
He couldn’t shake The Incident. ONE GUY had a show-tune loving alien exit his chest, and his customers want a repeat performance.
“Sorry, ladies,” he said with a practiced smile, “that don’t happen here anymore.”
“Really?” The one in white pouted. “We came all this way!”
Frank sighed. “Yeah. You can take a picture by the door the thing tap-danced through.”
“Well,” the pony-tailed woman shrugged. “I suppose. You still serve The Special?”
He smiled tightly, pulling out a camera. “Sure.”
The third member of the trio grinned broadly. “Three Specials, then.”
“Uh-huh.” He held up the camera. “Say ‘AARGH’.”