Vegetarian Victors – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

When we first landed on the planet that its original inhabitants called Earth, we were surprised at the minimal level of resistance that we faced.

When we had watched pirated copies of moving pictures like Independence Day and War of The Worlds in preparation of our invasion, we had expected massive firepower, organized resistance, and legendary heroes standing up tall against us.

The reality, however, turned out to be much more prosaic and boring. The humans were so fed up with their current leaders, that they actually welcomed us with open arms, especially when they came to know that we were vegetarians.

Which was a good thing for us too, because we were an agrarian race, and needed all the humans we could get to help out on the fields. Their blown-to-bits bodies would be of little use to us.

It had taken us decades to perfect the technology of converting the living human body into organic manure in barrels, it would be a shame to let it go to waste.

Photo prompt courtesy Ellespeth


171 words.

Written as a part ofΒ Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

, hosted by Priceless Joy. The objective is to write a story in 175 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt.

This is also my entry for the #AtoZChallenge and #BlogchatterA2Z. Today’s letter was V, which, in my story, stands for Vegetarian Victors.


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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31 Responses to Vegetarian Victors – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. Akshata Ram says:

    Poor humans, they are blissfully unaware of whats in store for them

  2. Varad says:

    The humans just don’t have a chance in your stories, do they? πŸ˜€

  3. Balaka says:

    Oh my god..human manure…scary

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    I’m not sure which kind of alien invasion I would prefer now! Good fun.

  5. I’m not sure I’d want anything grown in human manure! It must stink!

    A-Z of My Friend Rosey!

  6. Turning human’s into organic manure in barrels is pretty creepy! LOL! These alien beings aren’t as friendly as they appear to be! Great story!!

  7. Natasha says:

    This ones creepy indeed. Human manure, Gah!!!! That should be something. Good one Anurag.

  8. yarnspinnerr says:

    The humans actually welcoming the aliens – a lovely satire on our present system. Last line is just a little gruesome for this nice tale.

    • I don’t do nice very well YS. As a couple of bloggers commented after reading this story, this could mean that I am a sociopath πŸ™‚

      • yarnspinnerr says:

        I know and like your shocking endings. However, this was heading in a different direction. πŸ™‚
        A writer of horror is often a person who abhors violence ……. Bram Stoker and Hitchkock were not sociopaths.

  9. subroto says:

    Makes sense, I’ve know a few who would make great manure.

  10. goroyboy says:

    So much for vegetarians being a tree hugging peaceful bunch

  11. Sarah Ann says:

    Wonderful last line turning these agrarians into something more horrifying than their voice and history telling let on.

  12. …it would be a shame to let it go to waste. This may just reveal that you are a sociopath but with pragmatism wired into your brains, I suspect. Lovely story Anurag.

  13. it would be a shame to let it go to waste. A pragmatic sociopath, I suspect. Lovely story, Anurag.

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