Three Line Tale #31: Hidden in plain sight

People stared a lot at the unusually well-dressed scarecrow in the middle of the field of marigolds who stood out amidst the orange backdrop with his black riding jacket and the shiny black helmet with a dark visor that concealed his face.

Though they were curious, the villagers never approached the scarecrow, and so the alien’s secret remained safe.

Posing as a scarecrow, he was about to gather much-needed information about the effects of their latest human experimentation.

This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 238Β prompt by Sonya. Thanks to Sonya for hosting this challenge. If you want to participate, please visit the link for instructions and other guidelines!

For the visually challenged readers, the image shows a figure in a black riding jacket with a black helmet that has a dark visor. The figure seems to be standing in the middle of an open area that is covered by orange flowers that are in full bloom. A few of the flowers block the view of the subject and make it look less focused.

Stay safe, everyone.

Image courtesy: Nimesh BasuΒ via Unsplash

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52 thoughts on “Three Line Tale #31: Hidden in plain sight

  1. Well dressed scarecrow! I laughed. πŸ˜„

    Amazing take on the prompt, Shweta! I just recently read about investigations on UFOs and aliens spotted. Who knows… Maybe someday we’ll get to see the one in your story for real!

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  2. This is so unique. How do you even think such things.
    Why doesn’t my brain work that way?
    I loved how you gave it a finishing touch by saying he’ll now do his work of gathering information..
    Like Wow. And yes I also liked your description of the scene.

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    1. Oh wow, Rashmi. You make me feel so special ❀️
      Stories have a way of rising inside me. I don’t know why!
      But I’m so happy that you loved it. Thanks a lot for making me smile 😊
      I’ve missed you and your lovely words πŸ’•πŸ₯°

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      1. Yes. We should πŸ˜‚
        Let’s start a fundraiser called “Better Clothes for a Better Scarecrow” πŸ˜‚

        This Scarecrow is an alien in disguise and his face would give it away. Hence the helmet with the darkened visor 😁

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