Mom said their food was weird. Pop said they’ll ruin property prices. Jimmy said they talk funny. I went down the street to see the new neighbours for myself.
The oldster saw me staring into their yard and came over. He was friendly and gave me some candy. It tasted different, not weird. He spoke with a lisp.
I said I’d like to see his country someday. He said he missed it, but couldn’t go back, because of politics. And it was nice that the government let them live here.
I told Jimmy, “They’re just like us, except for the tentacles.”
I love it!
Great! Glad you liked it!
Helen C says
I loved this story and the twist at the end was absolutely brilliant.
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!
Rayne Debski says
Loved it. Great ending.
I was liking this story until the last few words- when I LOVED it.
Awesome, glad it caught your imagination!
Fliss Zakaszewska says
Great little twist! Brilliant.
Raymond Sloan says
Great story, Alastair! Well done.
Thank you very much!
Doug Jacquier says
So you met him in the Octopus’s Garden? 😉 Clever stuff.
” I’d ask my friends
To come and see
An octopus’ garden
With me” 😉
have to keep my tentacles hidden. So sad!
Valli Henry-Boldini says
Great little tale… loved the twist ending… kudos …
This is brilliant! The ending is genius – so well done 🙂