FFfAW-On The Map

We took a road trip to Montana to get away for a week. Little did we know what we would encounter while on our trip.

We came across a roadside business where they make different characters from logs. Such wonderful wood carvings!

But there was one carving that really caught my eye. It was a carving of an alien.

I asked the business owner why they would carve an alien. This is what he told me,

“Several years ago we had an UFO land about a mile from here. Several people were able to get photos. When the aliens saw the lights of the cameras go off they got into their spaceship and took off.

When the pictures were developed, the photos looked liked they were simply overexposed and no image of the spaceship was photographedp.”

He said, “Our little town has become the second UFO capital of the world. (Roswell, New Mexico is the first), and a lot of people come to see where this spaceship landed, putting our little town on the map!”


Thank you Mark for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 175 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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59 thoughts on “FFfAW-On The Map

  1. How funny to think that one of the aliens’ extraterrestrial powers is to keep your photos from developing — that would explain a lot! Fun story, PJ.

  2. True or not, the story worked wonders in putting that little town on the map. Stories like this could almost be true and people love to check them out. The clever (crafty) sculptor was certainly doing his bit to keep the story alive. – and make a nice lot of money while he was at it. A great story, PJ.

  3. There will always be a question regarding aliens and if they really do exist or the possibility that they may be among us. Perhaps they planned this particular area to not only help the economy and the people operating the business, but bring more attention to aliens in hope that it will some day make it easier to really live among us in the open. Love your story….it brings all kind of thoughts to ponder. πŸ™‚

  4. Very neat History you’ve created here. At least it’s good business for the town from the tourists.

  5. Lol what a great story!! How close to Roswell are you anyways? Ever see any UFOs? Ever been there? I would love to see what they have there…if anything. Fun story PJ! πŸ™‚

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