Sunday Photo Fiction – I Was Hoping  for the Smithsonian!

“Okay, take a good, long, hard look. See what happens when you decide to explore other worlds, go “to infinity and beyond”, “explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before”? 

“All right, I’m not exactly a man in the human sense, but you get my drift. Checking out “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” may seem a great adventure at the time, but believe me, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

Take me for instance. There I was a young Chlorom from my home planet of Chloromentas in one of those bright pea green galaxies you’ve never seen, yet, anyway, wandering around trying to decide what my future would hold. We watch TV too you know, I had seen all of those space shows, starting way back, a few centuries before Earth was even a twinkle in the Milky Way’s eye.

My friends and I thought, what the heck, we’ll just jump out of orbit and explore! To make a long story short for you Earthling…I know that’s your preferred style…they thought it would be a great joke on me to zip off and leave me stranded. Even in New York City or the Trump Whitehouse, I couldn’t hide for long.

I ended up here. Unfortunately for us Chlorons, our head outlives our body by centuries, so I’m stuck here on display. Not a historical, scientific artifact per se, but to be ridiculed daily by the likes of you, in the “Ripley’s Believe it or Not” museum!