Warmup Wednesdays – April 8th

For this weeks Warmup Wednesday we had to incorporate a different time into a story about the following prompt:

Downtown trash can, ca 1936. CC2.0 photo by Seattle Municipal Archives.Downtown trash can, ca 1936. CC2.0 photo by Seattle Municipal Archives.

A rubbish disguise…

The biggest challenge with hiding on a new planet was figuring out what form to take. Sometimes he hit the jackpot, he’d be a leader, an alpha, a celebrity. Those were the good times. They never lasted long enough. Eventually the bounty hunters would catch up with him again.

This time Berty guessed wrong. His cursory scan of the planet suggested that machines were the dominant species. He’d assumed what he thought was a desirable form, but apparently it was a garbage can. He just knew this would be the time the bounty hunters took their sweet time finding him…

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