Flower Things

“Any idea what it is Captain?”

“It’s a flower, sir. According to our database, it’s a ‘fuchsia magellanica’ and was first discovered on the Caribbean islands of …”

“Enough Captain! Are there more of these ‘flower’ things?”

“They’re everywhere, sir. The whole planet is covered in flowers of all shapes and sizes.”

“Do the things serve any purpose?”

“They are often grown for their beauty, sir.”

“They think they’re beautiful! My God! These Earthling really are a backward race. Anything else?”

“Yes sir, apparently these flowers are also a benefit to a great number of insects.”

“Insects? What the hell are ‘insects’?”

“They are small arthropod animals that have six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings, sir.”

“Enough! As far as I can see, Captain, neither these flower objects or these insect creatures are of any use at all. I want the place cleared of them. Send in your men and cleanse the entire planet of anything living. While they’re at it Captain, your men might as well dispose of the Earthlings as well, I can’t see that we will have any need of them either. I’ll be in my quarters, wake me when it’s done.”

Mike Jackson


  1. Ooo, Mike! A word from somebody better educated than myself…
    “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
    ― Albert Einstein


    1. In this case I feel that the person in charge isn’t going to wait 4 years – he’s looking for a much quicker ‘no more plants, no more animals, no more man’ solution!
      Thanks for your comments Margaret.


  2. What a jerk and an ignorant being. I think while he clears the planet of everything living, he should go to and his men. Enough, problems with humans who are ignorant, don’t need some alien race making things worse. Great write!


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