Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 12-06 through 12-12-2016

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Jade Wong. Thank you Jade!

The Gift

“Planetoid, where is Moon Earth?”  Satellite asked.

“She is shopping for a gift to give to her man friend that lives on Earth.”  Planetoid said with a grin.

“What kind of gift?”

“It’s called a tie.  She’s looking for a large green one with a small light at the bottom of it.”

“What is it used for?”

“It fits around the human neck.”

“That sounds uncomfortable!”

“Yes, but all the serious business men wear them.”


“Because it is part of their business attire.”

“I’m sure glad we don’t wear them on this planet!”  Satellite remarked.

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved


26 thoughts on “THE GIFT

  1. Thank you! 😊 The necktie serves no purpose today but to ornament a man and let him show off just a bit of his personal style. For centuries it has been an essential piece of the wealthy and trendsetting wardrobe.


  2. I love this Jessie~ A brilliant take on the prompt. Whenever I am required to wear a tie; (Not very often these days). I have two favourites emblazoned with pictures of Computers . One actually has a picture of a real mouse with a lump of cheese. I wonder what your aliens would make of that? Well done! Have a nice weekend my friend. 😊


    • Thanks so much! I tend to doubt anyone ..human or otherwise would enjoy wearing them. I even feel sorry for dogs that have collars on the with a device to pull when they decide to move when you don’t want them too! The harness on their back is more humane.

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  3. Cute on a Jessie. I know many men relate to this, ties can be so uncomfortable. It’s why they’re the first thing to go when they can relax in their office or are at home, I learned how uncomfortable they were going to a uniformed school in high schools. We hated our ties even though we were used to them. Never did kearn how to tie one properly either lol.
    The little Alien boy is Rights he’s lucky he doesn have to wear one, but it’s a nice thought the lady alien wants to buy one for her man friend, it us practical after all loll, Nice job on this!


  4. Thank you, Mindi! You’re speaking of having to wear a tie at your school reminded me of my granddaughter thinking about attending the local military academy next year. She was impressed with the school, rules, and their daily routine, as well as their uniforms, but she has never worn a tie. So she may not be impressed with that requirement!


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