The invasion had been planned over several decades. They had studied the green planet carefully, and decided a target. It was going to be an undercover operations and it would be easy as this particular center of worship was marked “Target”.
Masked as the vehicles used during religious ceremonies captain Zzzzklyky and his men entered the parking lot at early morning. What they had never expected that they would be stuck, victim to a combination of rain and bad plumbing.
Few outside the FBI knew that “Bobby’s Thrift Plumbing” had saved the world from an invasion of flesh eating aliens.
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October 16, 2013
Ha! 😀 Amazing. I liked the whole idea of it and that name, Zzzklyky… 🙂
It’s actually a name corresponding to Joe on planet Zkkryck
scary….I read slowly and was getting anxious…. Am happy that Joe the Plumber (posting as Bobby) was there to screw things up….
Outsmarted by Joe… the Bobby…
HEY, I know that plumber! I had no idea that he was practicing to save the world from certain destruction. Maybe I won’t be so angry with him now. 😉 A fun story, Björn!
Who could know that bad plumbing would save the world..?
A certain lightness here, enjoyed for the absurdity and slapstick – the hardest genre I know. Great names and yes, it does all go wrong on the night through the most unforseen of things.
Sometimes I just got that absurd idea… what if they are not shopping carts — why not aliens
Very interesting take on that picture that I doubt anyone else will have.
I wouldn’t be too sure.. the level of imagination in this group is unique
way to go Bobby!!!
That was on target Bjorn
Right on targe
I love it. It really made me laugh. I hope Bobby got a reward.
I hope so too.. but I guess he didn’t even know he did it… but maybe he’s living in a safe house in Florida now.
Captain Zzzzklyky. Funny and cleaver. What imagination.
Oh wonderful! This made me chuckle 🙂
I’m glad for that 🙂
Ha Ha, like it 🙂
I knew carts were evil – but not THAT evil! 😉 Good story. 🙂
Wild and hilarious writing. I’m not as afraid of an alien invasion now that I know they are so dumb. This one hit the Target! Ron
Very clever and funny. I think I know that plumber…
haha laughed so hard at “Target”. very clever, Björn. and um.. thank you, Bobby (?) lol
Fun. Tongue-in-cheek with a happy ending!
Right on Target. Saved by the plumber. Nice one.
Target! Ha!! I really enjoyed this, Bjorn! BTW, can you tell me how to get the umlaut above the “o” in your name?
On an iPad you can just keep the letter pressed down… on a PC I think you need a Swedish keyboard…
You’ll just have to know that I meant it to be there. 🙂
Great story! If bad plumbing can save the world, then my apartment must be the headquarters. LOL. Thanks for sharing this:)
Why is it Bobby’s Bad Plumbing resonates with so many of us? Glad to know his ineptitude comes in handy every now and then. Fun story, Bjorn, if the aliens come disguised as shopping carts, can we “push” them out?
Target fits so nicely here — and your story made me laugh! Many thanks for saving the planet, Bobby. Still, the next time I’m at Target, I’m going to keep my eye on those shopping carts…
Very clever, very funny, Bjorn.
The part about the plumbing made me chuckle out loud but my favorite was: particular center of worship was marked “Target”…Epic!
Oh Bjorn, I loved this! Once again, yours has become my favorite story this week!
Ha! Bullseye! Talk about having a target on your back.
I recently finished a story about an inept plumbing company called “Triple F.” My characters feel very at home with what happened here.
Are the two companies competing in saving the world with bad plumbing?
Very clever, very funny. And a warning not to be too thrifty when choosing our tradesmen!
But isn’t there an “X” missing from Zzzzklyky?
The extra x is his brother.. or sister … they are hermaphrodites – he was lost on mission to planet Pflutt
I love your line about the name of the center of worship. And stories about unsung heroes are always good, too. A winner!
Great story, and you and I were on the same wavelength this week in personifying the little pushcarts. Although yours were evil and flesh-eating and mine were poets (or something like that.)
This is sublime! Funny, funny. I love the Target reference. That sounds likes a reasonable target after all.
Well done, Björn. flesh eating aliens, hero plumbers, and Target is not just a store… way to go.
Are there Target stores on your shores? Reading your lunatic twist on the take makes me believe there are. You really relaxed and let loose with this story. Some secrets stay hidden forever, but not this one.
No Target stores here.. but I have spent enough time in the US to learn that they exist. We don’t even have that type of store (yet).
I almost snorted on that one! How funny!
Great story, Bjorn. I was laughing by the end of the first paragraph. Thank God for shoddy workmanship.
Ha Target is the target. Funny. It is amazing how we can be saved without ever knowing it. Clever.
FBI agents masquerading as plumbers, saving humankind from flesh eating aliens masquerading as shopping trolleys and planning to conquer Earth one supermarket at a time. Beautifully bizarre story! Bizarre? My plumber is female, has a performing arts degree (in dance) and sings. Maybe truth is stranger than fiction. 🙂