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FF – An Inadvisable Decapitation

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Anne Higa.

Copyright Anne Higa

“Daddy, why is it leaning?”

“Ah, son, that’s because when the aliens borrowed it for study they didn’t put it back straight.”

“Frank! Stop filling the kid’s head full of nonsense!”

Meanwhile, in orbit…

“Helmsman K’Charg, look at it! It’s on the piss! What does the Prime Directive say? Hmm? Hmm?”

“Umm, after borrowing an alien artefact for study, put it back the way you found it?”


“I think we’ll have trouble with that human specimen, then. I removed its head to look inside but when I glued it back on it wasn’t working anymore.”

“Oh, K’Charg, you idiot!”



  1. March 2, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    Was the human specimen called Putin?

    Liked by 2 people

  2. March 2, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    And these jokers mastered inter-galactic space flight?


  3. March 2, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    LOL! Those aliens; always acting silly! 😀


  4. March 2, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    They put it back in the right place, and almost straight. Good enough I say!


  5. March 3, 2022 at 5:22 am

    K’Charg is a comedian 🤣 People are literally losing their heads over his comedy routine 😁


  6. March 3, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    I don’t see a leaning tower in that picture. It looks like the ground is leaning. Of course, the aliens already know this because they can see from their ship that the earth is flat and sloped…


    • March 4, 2022 at 9:44 am

      Hello, is that the Hidden Master? I have to report that the Squirrel has learned The Truth…


  7. March 3, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    Dang aliens…. can we get them to choose which humans to be beheaded? I gotta list


  8. March 3, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Too bad they didn’t have a set of directions. On the other hand, send them to the Kremlin.




    • March 4, 2022 at 9:56 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Yes – I bet there would be a few parties if a certain dictator came back with his head glued on backwards…


  9. Bear
    March 3, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    hehehe! Good one!


  10. March 3, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    Oh well, a little list never hurt anyone. Nice.


  11. March 3, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    K’Charg must be the most incompetent alien scientist in the universe. I feel safe if they are all like him. Mind you, I will avoid being picked up since I do need my head.


  12. March 3, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    mistakes do happen for better or worse. 🙂


  13. March 4, 2022 at 2:10 am

    I would travel with these guys…. Sounds like one of my science projects? Enjoyed.


  14. March 4, 2022 at 3:50 am

    Hmm, that explains a lot for many people I know! haha


  15. Lyn
    March 5, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    There’s a comedian on every alien spaceship. I heard a rumour that Helmsman K’Charg is related to the Vogons, but they disowned him because he couldn’t write poetry and decided to go into science.


    • March 8, 2022 at 7:19 am

      That’s right, he’s one-quarter Vogon on his mother’s side 🙂


  16. March 6, 2022 at 2:51 am

    Ha. Good story. They’re both laughing at the end. They might decide it’s such fun to mess with our heads they’ll rewrite the ‘Prime Directive’. Or maybe they already have. 🤔


  17. March 6, 2022 at 5:06 am

    Sounds like idiots are found throughout the galaxy 😉


  18. March 6, 2022 at 8:26 am

    What all explanation is given by parents!

    Many things keep happening.
    We don’t know whether aliens are behind them!


    • March 8, 2022 at 7:21 am

      Aliens are always an easy explanation. Just not necessarily correct 🙂


  19. March 6, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    Never trust the aliens…nor the human specimen…MOL..Extra Pawkiss🐾😽💞


  20. March 7, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Maybe the human head stopped working because the alien didn’t glue it back straight. 😀


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