The Horrible Herbles

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

What on Earth is that?

The guy called it a “Herble” and hinted it’s not from Earth.

Ha ha.  “Herble?” So it’s alive, like a plant?  It looks like a colorful LCD toy.

Yeah, though maybe closer to an animal.  Here, hold it.

It’s so soft!  And it purrs….

And coos.  Its super cute…

Adorable.  I could hold it all day….

Me too.


How many Herbles did you get?

Just two.

Two?  Look out the window….


Our invasion of Earth went better than expected.  They were completely inundated.

Sir, now what do we do with the Horrible Herbles?


word count = 100

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OK, I’ll admit it, I was thinking The Trouble with Tribbles. ;)

58 thoughts on “The Horrible Herbles

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I personally didn’t, but can’t say if anyone else did. On the other hand, look at that photo – they are all in water! Maybe that is why there are so many of them that they can take over the world….

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Well, you thought those Tribbles were a lot of trouble, you haven’t seen anything yet – these Herbles are quite horrible! I’m sure there are quite a few Trek fans out there…

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  1. Bear

    Oh, nooooo! Another cousin to the infamous Tribble… Where’s Harry Mudd? He’s gotta lot of explaining to do this time, for sure. HARCORT FENTON MUDD! I SEE YOU. YOU BETTER COME HERE RIGHT THIS INSTANT. HARCORT… FENTON… MUDD! Great story, reminds of one of the most beloved and mixed up character in Star Trek!

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