The Alien Planet

My spaceship crashed, and as I struggled to somehow extricate myself from the debris, I thought about the importance of my mission- It was not every day that a new inhabited planet was discovered, and a senior diplomat like me sent there to make contact with the aliens.

The twisted metal and broken wires were impeding any movement, and I had nothing but my own strength and ingenuity to depend upon. Remembering my objective, I used all my resourcefulness and finally managed to free myself. I could now proceed on my mission to conquer this backward planet called Earth.


This story has been written for Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction Challenge. Details here:

November 30, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes self-care. Does the character need it? What does the character do? Think about how you can use this action to deepen a character or move a story. Go where the prompt leads.


About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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7 Responses to The Alien Planet

  1. floridaborne says:

    With all the UFO sightings, I often wonder if we’re a way station, like a remote town in a desert that is in just the right place when a traveler’s gas tank is hovering on empty.

  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    I hope they find us.

  3. Charli Mills says:

    Great story-telling Anuragbakhshi! I like how the one extracting himself from the wreckage is the conquerer. At first I was concerned for him, but that shifted with your twist.

  4. Pingback: Practicing Self-Care « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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