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FF – Mistaken Identity

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo comes from CE Ayr.

To read the other stories, click on the blue froggy.

Copyright CE Ayr


Makre’dev, his antennae twitching in anticipation, removed the activation keys from his pouch. Decades marooned on this miserable Earth planet; at last salvation was at hand.

He carefully eased the first key into the bottom receptacle. Glancing at his co-pilot, Colp’ee, he placed the second key into the receptacle above before placing his head in the largest hole for retinal scan. He awaited activation.

Nothing happened. He waited some more.

“This isn’t it, is it?”

“Why the Grock did you think it was a good idea to disguise our space-pod as a rock?”

“Well, you’re the one who forgot where we parked!”


  1. August 9, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Even aliens forget where they park! 😁 Love this.


  2. August 9, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    LOL. Good one.


  3. August 9, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    I’ve been there, but not with my space pod. I have an app to find that!


  4. August 9, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Funny! I love “Why the Grock….” wonderful take.


    • August 10, 2017 at 6:07 am

      Unfortunately the almighty Grock is being of no help in finding their space-pod! I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  5. August 9, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Whenever I have the use of a car I always forget where I park! Good to know that aliens are like us! 🙂


    • August 10, 2017 at 6:08 am

      I have the occasional nightmare about forgetting where the car is 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Merbear74
    August 9, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Maybe they parked behind that giant tree? Wait…so many giant trees!! :O


  7. August 9, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Good one. 🙂


  8. August 9, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    How many rocks is that they’ve tried now? Could be stuck for a good bit longer.


    • August 10, 2017 at 6:10 am

      They think they’ve tried pretty much all of them. They’re wrong.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. August 9, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    It’s bad enough to lose your car in a parking lot … but a rock? in the middle of nowhere? Wow, that’s really LOST.


    • August 10, 2017 at 6:13 am

      A rock by any other name would be a space-pod. But which rock?


  10. August 10, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Oh, so funny! Good one.


  11. August 10, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Oh no, bummer that forgetting where you parked isn’t just a human thing. And yeah, choosing a rock shape was great camouflage — the last thing you need when your vehicle is lost! Cracked me up, Ali, good one!


    • August 10, 2017 at 6:15 am

      Thanks! Like many things that seemed like “a good idea at the time”, it turned out to be a bit rubbish.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Dale
    August 10, 2017 at 4:34 am

    This was fun!!


  13. Moon
    August 10, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Hahaha. Great , fun story .


  14. August 10, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Funny, entertaining, and clever. I love it! Thanks for the laugh!


    • August 10, 2017 at 6:42 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  15. August 10, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Lol Oh for grock sake, what a pair of Eejits!


  16. August 10, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Well it sounds like a good idea to me.


  17. August 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Haha I am laughing my rocks off!


  18. gahlearner
    August 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I totally grock this. Very funny. Forgetting where you parked seems a universal problem.


  19. August 10, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Ha, ha. Aliens aren’t so different from us after all. Good writing, Ali. 😀 — Suzanne


    • August 10, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      We’re all the same when it gets down to it. I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  20. August 10, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    A bit like finding your car in the parking lot, isn’t it. They need a remote key.


    • August 10, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      With any luck a rock over the other side of the field would go “blip-bloop” and flash its lights 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  21. August 10, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Hahaha! Seems aliens have the same problems as earthlings! Great story!


  22. August 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Hee-hee-hee-hee! That’s funny, Ali! Needed some humor this week and you delivered.
    Spot on!


    • August 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  23. August 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Hehe – great story and language! I always forget where I park. Sometimes I even forget what my car looks like!


    • August 10, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Yeeks! At least my guys remembered it looked like a rock… 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  24. August 10, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Ha ha. I’ll have to do something like that when I park at the supermarket!


    • August 10, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      Wouldn’t it be confusing if supermarket car parks were full of rocks 🙂


  25. August 10, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    There are only several trillion rocks or so on our small planet. It shouldn’t take them too long to find the right one…


    • August 11, 2017 at 6:11 am

      Fortunately they’re a long-lived race. Let’s hope the rocks stay exactly the same through the ages so they don’t do the same ones twice…


  26. August 10, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    MOL…lot of parking places on our way 😀 Pawkisses 🙂 ❤


  27. August 11, 2017 at 5:48 am

    it seems like humans aren’t the only ones susceptible to alzheimer’s. it must be a universal disease. 🙂


  28. August 11, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Good one! Now I know I’m not the only one…there are people and others with the same problem. 🙂


  29. August 11, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Very entertaining and funny! Great take on the prompt. Well done.


  30. August 11, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Dear Ali,

    I think you may have outdone yourself with this one. Nice to know I’m not the only one who forgets where she’s parked. Love it. 😀




    • August 12, 2017 at 5:47 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      It’s a common problem all over the universe!
      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  31. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover
    August 12, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Ha, this was great fun and really creative.


  32. Sarah Ann
    August 13, 2017 at 8:48 am

    So funny. Maybe they should have stuck a tree in the top of the rock, like tying something to an aerial. Such an ingenious way to open the door!


    • August 13, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Or paint the word “Space-Pod” on it 🙂


  33. August 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Haha! Good one, Ali. 😀


  34. August 14, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    I could not find my car once. I understand 😉


  35. August 15, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Oh that made me LOL!


  36. August 16, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Ha! Ha! I’ve had similar situations in a parking lot. I don’t think this forgetful alien race is going to take over our world. They might even not remember why they landed here.


    • August 16, 2017 at 6:49 am

      I think at this point they just want to go home 🙂


  1. August 11, 2017 at 10:37 am

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