First Contact Imperfect


From the film “Ted 2” (2015)

The Qredderq came very close to their goal of communicating with humanity. However, being just a little off was going to have difficult if not disastrous results.

The Qredderq weren’t aliens in that they came from another planet. The Qreddreg were transdimensional life forms, and that sort of life was abundant. However, piercing transdimensional barriers in order to communicate was highly technical, energy intensive, and not always reliable, as the Qredderq were about to find out.

Their goal was to select a leader of a human community, hopefully of a nation or similar body, enter that person’s neurological system, and communicate telepathically, or at least that’s how it would be perceived from a human viewpoint.

They came close. Their essence emerged into our world and they entered a four-limbed object. It just wasn’t human.

Early Sunday morning before anyone else was awake, One of Timmy’s three teddy bears stood up all by itself and addressed the drowsy five-year-old boy.

“Greetings, Earthling. Take me to your leader.”

Actually, just like the flash fiction I wrote yesterday, I got the idea of a “teddy bear” based piece of flash fiction from something on Iain Kelly’s blog.


16 thoughts on “First Contact Imperfect

  1. Enjoyed this James, a fun take on first contact. Again, you could include this and share with the group if you wanted – this one is more generous and let’s you have 200 words to play with!


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