Weekend Writing Warriors – Measuring Alien Love on a Kitchen Scale 3

Welcome friends, followers, and Weekend Writing Warriors!

This week, I’m continuing on directly from last week’s excerpt from my Nano. Gordon is surprised to be out to dinner with a beautiful girl and her alien sweetie, and things aren’t getting any easier for him!


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Doomah smoothly took my hand in its own many-jointed fingers and gently lifted it up and down, as if a handshake was more like a properly choreographed dance move than… well, what the heck was it, really? Just a routine courtesy gesture that none of us Earthlings think much about anymore, do we?

“Thank you so much for coming, Gordon,” Vanessa said, shaking my hand too, and took her seat on the far side of the booth from where I’d been sitting, Doomah taking its place next to her.

“It’s my pleasure,” I said, turning to the menu as the most obvious distraction. “Any recommendations for what’s good?”

“I’d be curious as to your opinions on the chicken-fried steak,” Doomah said in a rich baritone voice. He seemed to be speaking English quite fluently, not using a translator pack the way most beings did when they needed to communicate with aliens. “Should I tell you what it’s made with first?”

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11 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors – Measuring Alien Love on a Kitchen Scale 3

  1. So the alien is the English-speaker, hum I wonder on which planet he is and how come they have…”chicken”


  2. burnsmillie says:

    Interesting little bit…I went back and read last week as well. You have me curious as to what is going to happen next.


  3. Uh oh–when you decide to try exotic or unfamiliar food, do you want to know what its made from first?? 🙂 I like this story. It’s not over the top. And your writing flows easily.

    Have a merry Christmas!


  4. Gemma Parkes says:

    I think Doomah should definitely reveal what it’s made of! Fun snippet.


  5. Interesting story, enjoying the pace at which it’s unfolding. Excellent excerpt and no, if i’m going to eat the chicken-fried steak, I probably don’t want to know what’s in it LOL.


  6. Kate Warren says:

    LOL, does that mean it’s not chicken?

    I like how the Doomah’s version of a handshake is different from ours.


  7. What’s it to do with chicken, except the name?


  8. I would be worried at how Doomah would describe it. LOL


  9. Eleri Stone says:

    I would want to know! Love how many interesting little details like the handshake you’re working into this.


  10. chellecordero says:

    I don’t think I want to know what is in the food when I am hungry, oy.


  11. hilary says:

    I think I am going to like Doomah


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