Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Terras Irradient - Flash Fiction

"I'm bored. Let's go play with the c.a.ts."
"OK. Which toy? The bobber on a string or the new laser pointer?"
"The pointer. It's so funny to see them chase it. Oh, and then there are the ones that suddenly realize how ridiculous they look and pretend that they didn't see a thing."
"I like the ones that get all scared and start running in circles. Silly beasts."
"Just don't forget, they can do some damage if they get hold of you, even if you are bigger and smarter.    Destructive. I can't for the life of me understand why we keep them around."
"Entertainment, I guess. And they can be kind of cute."
"Watch this. I'll blink it on and off a few times, then zip it across the sky real fast. That always freaks them out."
"And then they start yowling yyyoooeeefffooohhh!"
They collapsed into giggles.

The Halt memorandum, Jan 13, 1981, concerning unexplained lights near RAF Woodbridge, Rendlesham Forest,  Suffolk, England. Photo of document courtesy Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
Terras Irradient - Let them illuminate the lands.
c.a.ts - carbon-based aerobic terrestrials


  1. Phew! For a moment there I thought they were talking about me, but I haven't done any aerobic exercise in ages. Anyway, these days I'm more of a dog (dangerously opinionated groundling).

  2. Too funny! Its great to be out visiting again, I have really missed reading your blogs while I have been away.

  3. Hahahaha very nice wordplay. :-D

  4. Hi, Li! Oh, you and my daughter Mandy, with bugs! :) I don't like spiders (I know, not technically "bugs"), but am actually much more tolerant of even them as I get older, except for Brown Recluses, Black Widows, and those horrid yellow and black garden spiders...I know they're not poisonous, but YIKES!! (Though I put one in one of my little art cards, with Leo...it's on the sidebar...go figure!)...and wasps; I can't stand wasps (thank God spiders don't fly!) None of the rest bother me...I used to make the fuzzy caterpillers be "pets" for my invisible Fairy People when I was little, as well as Praying Mantises ~ LOL I e-mailed my Mandy when I put the Cicadas in my collage "Hot August Night", though, to warn her! ;^)