MLMM Friday Faithfuls — Aliens

For Friday Faithfuls this week, Jim Adams would like to get our take on aliens. If aliens ever do come to Earth, do you think they will be here to help us, or to destroy us? How much longer do you think humans will be around for? Do you think that we will ever be able to colonize another planet outside of our solar system? If you think that you married an alien, then tell us why you think that. If you know for a fact that God created man, then please enlighten us.

Alrighty then, those are some interesting questions. Let’s take them one at a time.

My take on aliens is that in the immense vastness of the universe, the probability that there are other forms of intelligent life, in addition to on Earth, is high. But I think it’s highly unlikely that Earthlings and aliens from somewhere else in the universe will ever come in contact. Why? Because of the very vastness of the universe I mentioned earlier. The planets in the universe that can sustain life are separated by probably hundreds, if not thousands, of lightyears. Thus, unless some highly advanced intelligence has mastered hyperspace or warp speed, visits from alien life forms to Earth ain’t happening.

How much longer will humans be around for? Well, if we can’t find a way to combat climate change, maybe less than a few hundred years, if that.

Will we ever be able to colonize another planet outside our own solar system? Unlikely.

Am I married to an alien? Unlikely.

Do I know for a fact that God created man? Well, since I believe that man created God, I would posit that God did not create man. Or much of anything else, for that matter.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Midnight

It’s strange, but ever since I had my partial hip replacement surgery last month, I have been waking up nearly every night right around midnight and I am wide awake. For me, it has become a time for quiet reflection. I think back to all of the good — and maybe not so good — things that happened during the day. And then I think about the upcoming day and what I can do to make it better. Better for me. Better for my wife. Most important, it is a time for anticipating what comes next.

(Exactly 94 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “midnight” in exactly 94 words.

SoCS — Prize Inside

I suppose my first experience with the concept of a prize was when i was a very young kid and would open a box of Cracker Jacks with the “prize inside.” I liked the caramel coated popcorn and peanuts, but having something special inside each box, even a cheap, little, plastic trinket, was fun.

I didn’t win much in the way of prizes growing up. I wasn’t very athletic, so I won no prizes for my athletic prowess. I once won a second place prize in an elementary school science fair entry, although I can’t remember what my science fair project actually was.

In college I used to participate in weekend road rallies with one of my buddies. I was the driver and he was the navigator and we actually came home with a third place prize one time. We did maybe two or three dozen rallies and that third place finish was the one and only time we finished in the money. We had fun, though.

I remember being a member of the top sales team one quarter for a job I held and each of us on the team was given an Apple iPad, which, at the time, was a pretty nice prize.

I still fantasize about winning a giant jackpot prize in one of the major lotteries (Powerball or Mega Millions), but it’s been a few years since I last bought a lottery ticket, so that’s one fantasy that is unlikely to be fulfilled.

And then there’s my wife, who I consider to be a true prize. Last month she awarded me the Stupid Husband Tricks prize when, during a brief respite in a series of heavy rainstorms, I decided to take out my ladder and clean debris out of my gutters only to fall off the ladder and fracture a hip and an arm. That’s a prize I would rather not have won.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where the word is “prize”

FOWC with Fandango — Renew


It’s February 25, 2023. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “renew.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

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