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.

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How many Herbles did you get?

Just two.

Two?  Look out the window….

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

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

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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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