An Alien Broke the Car – Friday Fictioneers


She looked at the clock – he’s right on time.

He was standing beside the car, hands on hips, a fleck of foam at the corner of his mouth.  “What the hell happened?!”


“THE CAR!  THE MIRROR!!”  Steve jabbed violently toward the side mirror.

She had considered pleading ignorance but the broken, dangling mirror was hard to miss, or going on the offensive, blaming him, but for that to work she should be the one hollering and pointing.

She settled for, “Oh, that?  Well, it all started when I went for groceries and an alien spacecraft landed in the……”



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27 thoughts on “An Alien Broke the Car – Friday Fictioneers”

  1. Why do guys have to put up such a fuss when it comes to little itty-bitty accidents?

    I like to think of “Fried Green Tomatoes” when after Evelyn rams the red volkswagon about 6 times “Towanda”… and later just looks at Ed after he rambles on about it “Oh Ed….”

    1. TOWANDA!! I LOVE Towanda!! She’s my hero. Why am I not surprised that you are an…er too? :o)

    1. Steve should know to just give up. She isn’t going to discuss this until he’s reasonable. And by ‘reasonable’ I mean ‘forgiving’. :o)

    1. Haha! I can almost guarantee that she’ll keep rambling on about aliens until he just gives up and fixes the car. :o)

    1. LOL! Yes she is, but that’s just part of her charm. It’s such a blatant falsehood you can’t even consider her a liar. :o)

    1. Thanks Candace. I don’t think Steve bought the whole ‘Alien’ thing but by the time she quit talking he was just too exhausted to fight about it. It’s a strategy. :o)

  2. Those darn alien spacecraft. If they insist on coming here the least they could do is learn how to park! The best part of this story for me was the first two words in Cheryl’s last reply and the italicized “that”.

    1. The best thing about Cheryl is that she can do things that I could never get away with. :o) I’m fairly certain that The Viking would have stopped me short after the word ‘alien’.

  3. Ah.. I think the alien card might just work, but maybe it’s better to save that for when the car is really crashed.

    1. I have a sneaking suspicion that Cheryl is a champion excuse maker. :o) It’s just a suspicion though.

  4. Dear Mrs. C,

    If nothing else, Cheryl has a wild imagination. I hope he has a sense of humor. 😀



  5. I wonder how far she gets into that sentence before he becomes apoplectic with rage? Worth a try, though 🙂 Love Fried Green Tomatoes! Great film

    1. I’m fairly sure that Steve is accustomed to these explanations. Or, at least, he should be. :o) Thanks for dropping by.

    1. Thanks Patricia. I don’t think she can use aliens as an excuse anymore though. She might need to get a little more creative. :o)

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