Monday, March 24, 2014

100-Word Sci-Fi: "Pig Latin"

Every week, I write a hundred-word story based on a random word. Today's word is "pork."
Pig Latin
By Nigel G. Mitchell

The aliens knew nothing about Earth, except for a commercial for O'Malley's Premium Bacon. Watching the cartoon pig serving up bacon to a happy family caused them to misjudge our world, badly.

They took on the form of pigs and set up a factory. They held a lottery, and the winners jumped into the machines to be ground up into bacon, pork chops, and sausage. The rest shipped their brethren to stores all over the world. The pigs made commercials where they munched on pork products while inviting us to dine on their delicious flesh.

Our reaction confused the pigs.

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