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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50 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

  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

  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. 🙂

  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.

  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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