Okay, I admit right off that this is a groaner. A sci-fi feghoot that probably isn't worth the 250 words it takes to tell the story. lol. But, it will start your weekend off with a smile. Or a slap to the head.
Enjoy this #FreeFictionFriday entry titled, "The Ba'laxian and the Tche’klovian."
A Tche’klovian was visiting his friend in Ba’laxia. When asked what he wanted to do while on vacation, the Tche’k replied, “I would like to visit the Galaxy-renown Ba’laxian Zoo.”
This was a wonderful suggestion and so the next morning the two set off to tour the famous zoological gardens.
As they were strolling through the zoo, they came upon an exhibit which housed a pair of super-sized, genetically altered gorillas from a distant planet called Earth.
They were just reading how dangerous these animals were when all of a sudden, one of the gorillas busted out of its cage, ran toward the visitors, grabbed the Tche’k and swallowed him whole.
The friend barely escaped to safety and called for help. The zoo keeper arrived at once, but both gorillas were back in their cage looking innocent.
The Ba’laxian explained what had happened, and the official immediately grabbed an axe and asked the man, “Quick, we don’t have much time before he suffocates. Which gorilla did it? Was it the male or the female?”
The Ba’laxian couldn’t tell the difference.
“Well,” the zoo keeper said, “the female is usually more aggressive so we better start there. I hope we’re right or you’re friend’s a goner.”
He quickly killed the female ape and split the gorilla open but found nothing.
“I’m sorry, it's too late now,” the zoo keeper said. “Your friend isn't in the female. It seems…”
“No, don’t tell me,” the Ba’laxian pleaded.
“Yes,” the zoo keeper explained, “I'm afraid the Tche’k is in the male!”
|Image by Christian Dorn from Pixabay.|