We Are Not Alone – Friday Fictioneers

The gelatinous goo coated plants, trees, and rocks, its gentle beginnings unnoticed. “It’s nature’s way,” was a constant refrain heard in villages.

A scientist pounded his fists on the counter, “It’s done it again. Every time.” He spoke into his recorder, “It’s a ghastly, vile, revolting, parasitic pile of snot,” he paused, “capable of burning through equipment.”

His assistant laughed, “That’s your scientific analysis? That’s winning.”

The malfunctioning of communication systems prompted finger-pointing. Climbing buildings, oozing over rooftops, and dripping through ceilings, the slime devoured the global economy.

“Where are the little green men?” a man shook in the corner.


Genre: Sci-Fi (100 words)

Photo Copyright: Madison Woods


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Thanks to the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting and to Madison Woods for this delightful photo. I hope you weren’t eating or anything like that.







49 thoughts on “We Are Not Alone – Friday Fictioneers

    1. Thank you, Michelle. Sorry, if I disgusted you. It’s not pretty. Just before seeing this prompt, I watched one of those UFO documentaries, and it kind of lead me into this direction. What if aliens aren’t people at all? Although according to the documentary, they can operate UFOs, and from the looks of it, some really big ships.

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  1. Oh that’s yummy. Good slow start – ‘its gentle beginnings’ and then its insidious creeping. The scientist has a great voice. Pity he couldn’t do anything.


    1. I think the slime is pretty clever to avoid scientific analysis. Not knowing is a powerless state to be in. Thanks for your great comments. I wasn’t sure I wanted the scientist talking, but I think it kind of mixed it up. Otherwise, it’s such doom and dread. Thanks, Sarah.


  2. Amy, That’s not a very dignified way to go. They should have used some of that stuff the janitor in our school building used to use to clean up when kids got sick. It was very absorbing and effective.:D Well written. 🙂 —Susan


    1. Oh, it would be nice if a disinfectant could wipe them out. I think I know the stuff you’re talking about. It’s yellowish and in one of those squirt bottles. I guess that one didn’t work for them, because I’m sure they would have tried it. 🙂 Thanks so much, Susan.


    1. Alicia, you’re right. Sometimes, science can’t do the job. This guy was at a loss for lab work and had to rely on sight alone, and well, we know it wasn’t pretty.


  3. Dear Amy, Maybe the little green men are really ‘green’ to them. – maybe their green is our red. Silly notion I know – but hey this creepy gory gook – really disgusting! Good story as always, Amy! Nan 🙂


    1. Dear Rochelle,

      Why snot is this snot the way you want to go? It’s only fun when we can observe it from afar. I would snot want to get caught up in this. Okay, I’m having lots of fun! I think I get the idea. 🙂




    1. Thanks, Marg. I imagine an alien invasion could happen quietly and gradually, and before anyone knew what was happening, it would be too late. I’m sure they would be smart enough to know that our initial reaction to them would be violence, probably. Thanks so much for reading.


  4. Wipe your nose, don’t blow,…. or the the whole global economy will collapse,…… and that is nothing to sneeze at.

    Actually the image and description reminds me of when I saw the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers on the old B&W TV when I was a kid. Scary stuff, slime, soap suds, plant pods and film noir aesthetic. 😀


    1. In light of everything going on in the world, your statement is spot on! I have an Ebola story, too, called Close to Home.

      Invasion of the Body Snatchers is such a classic. Yeah, got to love all the slimy, yucky stuff! Thanks so much. 🙂


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