A Series Of Unfortunate Events Of One Sad Interstellar Traveler

Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wissof-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….


 Copyright – Kent Bonham

Funny things, these humans turned out to be. So curious and resourceful, yet inexplicably chained to this planet. In all my travels I never encountered stranger creatures, capable of so much kindness and cruelty in a single breath.
The little one picked me up from the rock with the utmost care and showed me to the big one: “Dad, look what I found. Can I put the pin in it? It will look great in my collection.”
They should count their blessings they can’t hear my screams.

51 thoughts on “A Series Of Unfortunate Events Of One Sad Interstellar Traveler

  1. It reminds me a bit of a couple of characters in a sad novel about humans not knowing sentience when they see it to tragic result. The book is “The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell. This is the human race to a tee.


  2. Dear Lore,

    We humans learn to count our blessing mostly very late in life, if ever. Now that there are a million satellites orbiting the earth, I’m sure one or two of them are from another civilization, and are broadcasting the sitcom and warning that is us to all of the Universes citizens. Which is why we get few visitors nowadays.

    Excellent story.




  3. Ah I thought we were headed for a sweet, jokey little tale but a quick twist of the story-telling knife and it ends with screams. Poor guy. We should put up a huge sign in the North Pole, maybe, visible from space: “Travellers beware!”


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