The Trouble with…

PHOTO PROMPT © Trish Nankeville

What was he doing at the garden center?

It had been a long day, perhaps something deep in his subconscious told him to do this to relax.  Plants were calming, weren’t they?

Five minutes later he was leaving with a live plant.  There was something irresistible about those flowers.

It was funny what the checkout clerk said.  These plants had been selling like hotcakes since they arrived and yet the stock hadn’t been depleted.

Perhaps he’d do better with these than most plants he’d tried.

In the huge silver spaceship, the beings were happy.  Their invasion was going as planned.


word count = 100

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49 thoughts on “The Trouble with…

  1. James McEwan

    Great idea, find the achilles heel of those pesky humans and set the invasion plans accordingly. I like the similarity to the Trojan Horse strategy. Mind you some people will forget to water the plants––they always forget.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The spread quick, like weeds, actually, so they hope they have enough in place for the invasion before some start succumbing to dehydration from those absentminded humans’ not watering them…

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