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Red World

by on January 13, 2014

This week’s story was written for the Trifecta weekly prompt, which was to write 33 words in response to the following snippet: “The first time I saw….”   So here we go.

The first time I saw Mars?  They were there first.

Green things: all slime. They tried to eat my spleen.

They gave chase; I thought I was done.

Then I found their death ray.

I kept my spleen.

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23 Comments
  1. Hah! 😀 Thanks for the laugh. And I’m glad you got to keep your spleen.

  2. Lance permalink

    God bless your spleen

    I liked this one.

  3. Good thing for the death ray discovery! I was curious what you’d come up with on this one 🙂

  4. Damn Martians. Always with the spleen.

  5. This somehow manages to convey well all the action without actually saying it. Great ending! Thanks for linking up!

  6. power to the spleen – though you could’ve lived without it! ha!

  7. Great — more fun with spleen than without.

  8. Thank you. That was bizarre, in the best possible way.

  9. For the sake of spleens everywhere, I’m glad! Now, back to Mars! Fun, creative piece!

  10. KymmInBarcelona permalink

    I hate when that happens.

    Love this, Michael. And I’m glad you’ve kept your spleen!

  11. thankfully you kept your spleen. enjoyable little story. ☺

  12. I still have my spleen, too, Brother. 🙂

  13. I love this! So imaginative and fun 🙂

  14. Ha! Awesome! I love a good Martian story. 🙂

  15. Oh That’s creepy and fantastic 😛 I can’t imagine people from Mars eating spleen 😛

  16. At least you walked away with your spleen! Nice bit of Sci-Fi! ♥

  17. Hehe. “Spleen”. A delicious organ, I’m sure.

    Nice work. 🙂

  18. That’s right, what’s a red blooded American girl to do or lay off the John Wayne movies. Very lovely bit of whimsey.

  19. Haha, for some reason, Bugs Bunny and Marvin the Martian came to mind while reading this.

  20. Rexie permalink

    Martians, well at least you saw them, first time or not. Nice! 🙂

  21. Draug419 permalink

    If they’re carnivorous that must mean there must be *other* life on Mars!

  22. Fun piece. Made me smile 🙂 So glad your spleen was saved.

  23. Haha! Glad your spleen remains intact. This was a fun read. 🙂

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