Saturday, January 22, 2011

Alien Adventure


Another Saturday Centus...another opportunity to do some creative writing...writing based on a written or visual prompt. More importantly, a test to see if I can do it in the prescribed 100 words or less. This week's prompt takes us in a new direction...to use the prompt "Beam me up Scotty", and write something in the sci-fi genre. I like sci-fi...a lot. Funny thing that I had been involved in some hands on sci-fi work and writings this past week, and had actually written the words "Beam me up Scotty". So, my Centus work today is based on this strange occurrence from this past week...not a rehash mind you, but a more concise and fresh approach. I would not want to feed you literary leftovers. If you would like the more complete story check out my post, Snalien Adventure.

My propensity for believing all is possible was tested yesterday. Gazing out to my snow-covered yard, I saw five, small, pastel-colored alien-like creatures. I quickly put on my clothes and stepped outside, walking slowly towards them. By some strange and mystical fashion we were able to communicate...that they were Snaliens from the planet Alkazeltzera, and had come to mine snow, a most important, life-supporting element for Snaliens. I communicated that they could have all they wanted, and offered to help them. After we had filled their golden spaceship, they asked if I would like to journey back with them to Alkazeltzera. I smiled, and quietly said, "Beam me up Scotty".

Jenny Matlock


22 comments:

  1. There's still a lot of snow here. Uh hem...can you get them to come back and take more?? :)~Ames

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  2. Ah really let them take mine too! Darling snow aliens...now that makes all that snow so perfect to wander out and see! Very nice!

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  3. I hope you'll tell us all about your flight!!

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  4. This suggests you have been snowbound for too long this winter, Jeff. Ha-ha. Imaginative, good job!

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  5. They are so cute! Great read.

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  6. That was adorable...I want to ride with them too

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  7. Hey Jeff, they can come and get some of our snow, ha. Very, very creative take on this prompt. Loved it ;-)

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  8. Hee hee! Love the photo that you used with your most clever story! I think the Snaliens have found a gold mine of snow with the winter that we have all had!

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  9. Aw, too cute! Why not take a journey! :)

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  10. Love the photo! Great story I think you should have Snaliens part 2 sometime.

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  11. That was a great story. If they would just take winter with them altogether, that would be great.

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  12. I KNEW you would love this prompt! You did a great job with this. I hope we get to read more about your Snalien friends! Kat

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  13. The picture really sealed the deal for me!

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  14. LOL! Such a whimsical take, Jeff! Loved this!

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  15. Lovely post and such a great use of the 100!

    Wonder if they'd swing by Minneapolis, pick me up?

    Pearl

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  16. This is great. I want to know what happens next. "Alkaseltzera" - great word and play on words.
    xoRobyn

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  17. Love it! GREAT photo. I've got your back if Ms.Matlock gives you detention for using a picture... ;-)

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  18. How enchanting...and that's the best use of food coloring ever!

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  19. Oh Jeff! Send them to us here in Sweden! They can take all the snow they need!
    I didn't know you wrote Sci-Fi texts.
    But you are so clever, you could write in almost any genre! (Love your text.)

    Thank you for visiting my SC week 38-post!

    Best wishes,
    Anna

    For the benefit of ither readers:
    Anna's Blue Planet SC week 38

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  20. Too bad it doesn't snow here....I did read your previous post on the snow aliens...really great one and yes maybe more of your joint adventures....

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  21. I had to read this twice because I started laughing over snailiens and couldn't stop. I had to keep going with that in my head: maliens, jailiens, etc.

    Jeff, this was such a fun story this week. I think this might be your genre.

    Thanks for linking.

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