It was a lovely day for a picnic. At least that’s what the Huckabee family thought. They had prepared a lovely basket of chicken salad sandwiches on white bread, iced teas, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the young ones. Just a typical, upstanding meal for a typical, upstanding family. After a fun morning of kite flying and a pick-up football game, the skies turned dark. Sarah looked into the sky and screamed.
“What’s that, Dad?” she asked, pointing to a giant ship blocking out the sun.
“Must be the new space force,” he said, shrugging.
“Hmm, I didn’t get a message about that.”
“I wouldn’t worry about it. Come back and eat.”
Suddenly, two small creatures about the size of Sarah’s son appeared in a bright light that emanated from the ship.
“Mrs. Sanders? Mr. Huckabee?” A short blue creature with lanky arms and large eyes asked.
“Yeah.” Her brow furled in confusion, while her father sat in stunned silence.
“You’re an idiot!” A taller green creature with human features screamed.
Before anyone could respond, the two creatures began lambasting them emphatically with small pebbles they collected from the asteroid belt on their way to Earth. They continued until secret service ran in to save the family. The two creatures returned to their ship in another beam of bright light and quickly flew away.
“Are you guys alright?” an agent asked.
“I’ll see you fired!” Sarah screamed.
She left her son with the family and quickly drove to the White House where she immediately reported the incident to the President. Not wasting a second to actually think about what just happened, he immediately took to social media and lambasted the Democrats for not support Space Force fully, blamed the Liberal snowflakes for not wanting a wall to keep aliens out, and offered his new friends an exclusive interview with Sean Hannity.
This story was inspired by the following prompts:
Three Things Challenge — asteroid, picnic, social media
Word of the Day Challenge — emphatically
Merriam-Webster Word of the Day — lambasted
FOWC with Fandango — continue