Planting an Alien Crop

Planting an Alien CropBy, Nan Claire Falkner

“Professor, what is this gross stuff?”

“Well, it appears to be the contents from the inside of an egg that fell out of this tree.”

“Are we going to have it analyzed?” asked the intern.

“No, it looks too damaged. I have never seen anything like it. Perhaps we should just dig a hole and bury it.” The professor gave the shovel to the first year intern.

“But, what if it has seeds and grows?” the queasy intern asked.

“It won’t.”

From the top branch of the tree, the alien smiled at how easy it was to infiltrate this foreign planet.

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69 thoughts on “Planting an Alien Crop

  1. I’ve never figured out why aliens are always supposed to be smarter than humans. Hard to believe a scientist wouldn’t analyze it, but of such mistakes comes the downfall of a world. 🙂

    janet

    • Dear sustainabilitea, I read your comment on my story today – I’m not very good with the computer, but now I know how to go back and make sure I answered people. Thank you!

  2. Nan, What we probably have here is a professor with a weak stomach. Either that or an alien with the ability to control minds. I wonder if that alien is a scout like the ants send out. Humorous and well written. 🙂 —Susan

    • Dear Shandra, I apologize for this being 4 years late. I just figured out how to go back and check to make sure I didn’t forget to respond to their comment. Sorry and Thank you so much!

    • Dear Rochelle, I apologize for this being 4 years late, but I just now read it. I’ll get better, I hope, with the computer stuff, Thanks, 4 years late! Oops! Sorry!

    • Hello Elizabeth! Computer savvy is not one of my strong attributes. I just figured it out and I’m so sorry this wasn’t answered 4 years ago. Thank you so very much!

  3. Ah, yes! Your story could be a precursor to mine. And then…it spreads, choking civilization…Nice one, Nan! I bet those aliens could do whatever they like us. And, I will pass on eggs for a while. 🙂

    • Dear Amy, Thank you for your comment on my story. I really don’t know the computer very well and I just now read your comment. Thank you so very much. I’m sorry!

  4. If it had been the professor on Gilligan’s Island he would have found something to use it for. It’s not like a professor to bury something he’s never seen without performing some experiments first.

    • I’m cleaning house – sort of. I just figured out how to recheck to make sure I had answered all the comments – and I didn’t. So sorry Russell! Thanks for your comment.

    • Thank you Miss Tiffany! I just now read your comment and I’m sorry it’s four years late. I’m slowly figuring out the computer stuff. It takes me a LONG time to learn something new. I guess – sort of like teaching an old dog new tricks. Sorry and Thanks!

  5. Nan, this is wonderful. I like your interpretation of the photo. I’m sure there is more than a little bit of truth in how we might respond in your scenario. Just delightful and well written! 🙂

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