There’s a space-ship in my neighbor’s garage

This is the winning post for the Jan 2014 What if challenge (link given below).

What if you discovered a space-ship in your neighbor’s garage?

I was coming home from my afternoon walk when suddenly I stopped dead in my tracks. There in broad daylight was a shiny white space-ship parked in my neighbor’s garage.

“I knew it” I thought to myself, “I just knew it”. I always knew there was something strange about the neighbors. They had never returned my calls or thanked me for the cookies I sent them nor the chocolates on New Year. And then their two boys were so odd because they never made any noise. I mean how strange is that? I never saw them playing in the garden or heard them shouting or laughing.

I giggled to myself. So my neighbors were aliens. I wondered what they actually looked like. Did they have green skin and one eye in the middle of the forehead? Mrs. Jones always looked so prim and proper with not a hair out of place. But I must say they were being very daring, not even bothering to hide the fact that a space-ship was parked in their garage.

I was just opening my front door when I heard a voice behind me.

“Hello there!” It was Mrs. Jones standing in my driveway in a neat little blue dress.

“Xertang from Mercury is here to see you. They landed in the wrong house and asked if they could keep their space-ship in my garage. I told them of course, what are neighbors for?”

I swore. My secret was out.

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Rocket to space

For a moment today, time stands still — but you can tweak one thing while it’s stopped. What do you do?

Yesterday my son ate a plateful of fish and had a terrible allergic reaction to it. He was vomiting all afternoon. I had to give him a Motilium suppository to stop him from vomiting. My husband was not at home and I was panicking because I’ve never seen him so sick. His doctor doesn’t take calls and only responds to messages and I needed an immediate answer. So I took him to the emergency of another clinic where the doctor told me to give him another suppository after 6 hours and if he kept on vomiting till the next day I should take him to the hospital for an IV.

Thankfully he didn’t vomit again and I didn’t even have to repeat the suppository. At dinner time he managed to retain a bread roll and some juice. He slept through the night and today he is his normal chatty self.

If time had stood still yesterday I would have removed the plate of fish and replaced it with chicken.

On a lighter note when I tried to give him the suppository he was comparing himself to the big bad wolf. The three little pigs put a rocket on his tail and sent him to outer space.

“I don’t want to go to another planet”, said my nearly 4 yr old as he tearfully refused the medicine.

Daily Prompt: Standstill

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