#FF — The Stowaway


PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

She broke off a stem of herself and stowed it away on the ship before it left Yautja Prime. She’d learned about secret hunting trips by the elite on a planet described as lush, green, and full of game.

The rumbling landing gear activated her from dormancy and she slipped out as the doors whooshed open. By the seventh revolution of this wonderland of water and oxygen she was as big as a forest – and so hungry.

Game here was furry, juicy, and easy to catch. No wonder the elite kept this place a secret!

[96 words]

A piece of Fan Fic from The Predator story. Many know about The Predator, but what if another life form from his planet of origin decided to visit…

Rochelle Wisoff-Field is the steadfast host of Friday Fictioneers.

68 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    What an interestingly imagined alien lifeform

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s the ones we’re not looking for that will get us in the end 😉

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  2. Oh, what a delightfully creepy take on the prompt. The Pacific Northwest is kinda like your story. Turn your back and the greenery takes over!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Alicia. Great photo, btw. What’s the story on it??

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  3. There were several railroads here in Bellingham taking coal and timber north and south. This is part of one abandoned long ago about twenty miles from our house. Gratefully, the city has turned many of the old railroad beds into walking trails.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Nice! Thanks for the backstory!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks Jude!

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  4. Dora says:

    “She broke off a stem of herself ….” What beautiful imagery to begin a story with!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora, thank you!

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      1. Dora says:

        My pleasure. ❤️

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  5. Li, after a long time another fantastic tale!❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 many thanks, Punam!

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  6. ceayr says:

    I don’t understand ‘Fan Fic from The Predator story’, but I enjoyed the imagery in your tale

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    1. msjadeli says:

      fan fic is fiction that is written about a known story, in this case The Predator, which is a movie where a Predator from another planet comes to Earth to hunt humans every so often. Thank you.

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  7. Iain Kelly says:

    Good one. Makes me want to go back and watch the original movie!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Iain. I remember how thrilling and scary it was the first time I watched it.

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  8. Nobbinmaug says:

    I’ve been meaning to go rewatch The Predator and Alien and maybe the crossovers… maybe. Your story raises an interesting point I’ve considered. Sci-Fi often depicts planets as having one lifeform, at least only one to which we’re introduced. Earth has so many. Why would we think others would be different?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for you reading and your thoughtful comment. Hadn’t thought of that aspect until you just mentioned it. I’d like to see the original Predator movie again. I recently did a detailed review on the Alien series.

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      1. Nobbinmaug says:

        Wow! That is a detailed review. I didn’t read the whole thing, but I can tell you put in the work.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thank you very much, Nobbin.

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  9. Danny James says:

    And a secret for how long?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Probably not very…

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  10. Brilliant, your first few words had me hooked!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Keith 🙂

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  11. memadtwo says:

    This made me smile. And what a great photo as a prompt! (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 It’s the best I could do with it!

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    2. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched The Predator. For lockdown, been watching old shows. Have to add that one for hubby and I. The first sentence was very intriguing and the rest did not disappoint. Well done!

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Thank you, Brenda! I’ll never forget the thrill of the first time watching it.

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  12. Dear LIsa,

    As I’ve never seen Predator some of this story escapes me. However the descriptions are as lush as the story. You left me wanting to know more.
    Incidentally, my writing began quite innocently with fan-fic. 😉

    Shalom.

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed the story and am glad you like fan-fic. What were you a fan of you wrote fiction about?
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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      1. Lisa, I was and still am an avid MASH fan. I used to “write” my own episodes in my head as an escape when I discovered fan fiction online. You can find my nascent writing here: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/803754/Bigelow I wrote under the pseudonym of Bigelow. Ever so often I get an email telling me someone has marked them as favorites. When I say nascent writing I mean, it’s full of passive voice, repetition and cliché. However what it did for me was give me permission to escape inside my head. Other benefits were learning to research to make sure details were in keeping with the timeframe AND I learned I could tell a story, beginning, Middle (arc) and end.
        A few friends noodged me to write my own characters…eventually PLEASE SAY KADDISH FOR ME was born. 😉 Thank you for asking.

        Shalom,

        Rochelle.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Rochelle, thanks for the info and explaining how it helped you to develop your writing skills. MASH is a good’n!
          Shalom,
          Lisa

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  13. Dale says:

    Wonderful, Lisa. Who says alien life forms have to take on an obvious form?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Dale. Indeed!

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  14. Bear says:

    Ach. that was a nailbiter! Loved it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Bear!

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  15. granonine says:

    Now I have to go look up The Predator!

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  16. plaridel says:

    looks like a plot for a great thriller. well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Plaridel, it could be expanded for sure.

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  17. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I like that one Lisa…have seen Predator in a long long time.

    ***off topic kind of…love that picture…looks like an old rollercoaster. I love old abandoned theme parks.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I know that they love setting horror films in abandoned theme parks. Remember the Batman movie with Danny DeVito as The Penguin?

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Yes…I remember that…and the legendary bad Kiss movie Phantom of the Park lol.

        I’ve seen youtube videos of people exploring some closed since the 70s…I would LOVE to go exploring…finding old carts from rides and other things.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I would too but I would never go alone and I would never separate from the group (like they always do in horror movies!)

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            I would be totally seventies “stuff” hunting…an unused pepsi cup? mine…I like things like that with history…and theme parks have a lot of history…

            Just because of the danger of things falling through…yea you should have a group with you.

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  18. Sandra says:

    “She broke off a stem of herself…” Terrific opener, setting the scene beautifully.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Sandra!

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  19. I barely remembered the movie, until I followed the link. This is very scary, but very well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Eugi 🙂

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  20. Ah…the best kept secrets… Nice one.
    Ronda

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ronda, glad you enjoyed it.

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  21. Oh, Lisa, this one is delicious! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ha ha! Glad you like it 🙂

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  22. draliman says:

    Eek! I think we’re in trouble 🙂

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  23. James McEwan says:

    A bit frighting to think that the universe is full of predators, but then what else. I wonder if humans are consider as delicious game, sweet and tasty.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading and your thoughtful comment, James.

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  24. I really like your story, full of the brooding presence and potential wildness
    If plant roots can split concrete and re-wild the earth why not take over everything ?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for reading and your comment. You’re right!

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  25. Laurie Bell says:

    Oooo how very creepy and interesting. I loved the way you described this. That mind is fascinating

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Laurie!

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  26. subroto says:

    I liked the Predator movies. Blood, action, violence and aliens what’s not to like?
    Some nice ideas in this one, maybe the stage for a series?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You never know! Thanks for reading and glad you enjoyed the story.

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