Girl peers at alien, watches its smooth movements, long white hair shimmering in the sunset.
Hens in the coop cluck wild like their party’s gone wrong. Alien shows Girl how to lock the gate.
There’s a hen out though, and another.
“Chickens,” Girl points.
“Ch-ck,” Alien tries to form the word, it’s been learning.
“No, look,” Girl gestures.
Alien pauses, turns, but is too late. The hens found a hole, they’re all out now, rushing past the strange pair.
Girl and Alien scramble away, something akin to laughter tinkling between them.
“N-no, st-op,” Alien says.
They make chase, together.
© 2021 Rebecca Glaessner
May 6, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about party hens. Who are these chickens and why do they party? Go where the prompt leads!
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