If Only

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We start our short story in a parallel world that's much like ours. As a matter of fact, this world is exactly the same, except for a few things:

1. Emotions are tangible. You can put love in your pocket if you wanted and they can also be like people....visit, talk, have a drink with...

Submitted: March 26, 2017

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We start our short story in a parallel world that's much like ours.  As a matter of fact, this world is exactly the same, except for a few things:

1.  Emotions are tangible.  You can put love in your pocket if you wanted and they can also be like people....visit, talk, have a drink with...

2.  These aliens can live without their body organs.

3.  Words have special power.  Whatever words you say, whatever you talk about CAN become a tangible item you can feel, touch, throw...whatever.  Example: You'd say "Time flew by today" because you saw time out the window fly by.  Hence, a proper response to this statement would be "yes, but yesterday it dragged slower a snail!"  This statement is a correct response because you saw time being passed by a snail on the floor.

4.  These aliens cant lie.  They can only lie by "buying" lies because if they did break this interstellar law, it would cause an unstoppable chain reaction in that universe that would destroy all parallel universes, including ours.  Except when Venus is directly inline with Orion on it's second belt in the Mars pathway thru it's 90 degree inclines.  On Sundays.  Between the hours of 8:00 am to 6:00 p.m.  Pacific.  Daylight saving.  But they can buy lies in bulk to use.

Let's visit these aliens with a hidden camera in a suburban home in Smalltown, USA#2, on an average Monday morning:

HIM
Good morning Honey, listen, can you please give me some of that love I filled you with?  I don't have any left and I'm feeling cold and loneliness is visiting every night - He just left out the door, you didn't see him?

HER
How is he? Him and I became close after you had that affair with Ana.  He'd come when you weren't here, then he started coming even when you were here.  Weird.  Well, if you're cold because you don't have any love, put on a jacket Larry, you know I never take care of that thing! I hate your love...I tried to give it to your friend but he wasn't interested so I put it away somewhere...maybe the attic.  It's probably next to your heart, that old thing!

HIM
No Laura! remember you stepped on my heart last week when I walked in on you and Mike having sex...

HER
Oh, that's right! Then I put in the blender for a smoothie, but it was already bitter...yuk!

HIM
Well, when you dropped my heart when you slept with Eric it got all bitter.  Yeah, that's when you made my heart bitter, after you slept with him.

HER
Was it?  I don't know, Your heart was bitter since I first met you. Anyhow Larry,....how's Mike's wife? her heart? 

HIM
She's good.  Mike keeps feeding her lies to keep her sweet.  They're having a sale right now: two lies for the price of one at Ralphs and he said it's like feeding candy to a child, very easy to have someone swallow it.

HER
Those lies are good! I use to feed you two a day when I started my affair with Mike...you didn't notice huh? Remember?
The lies I fed you were: 'I'm at the gym' and 'I'm working late today', Yes, I'm sure Honey....the first lie I served you cold with the middle finger up and the second lie you wouldn't get desert Baby, because I would give it to Mike!

HIM
Those were lies? Oh my God! Those were so delicious!  I ate them all up and licked my fingers, WAIT, it was YOUR finger!

Narrator:
Both let out a loud sarcastic laugh.  The first laugh shoot out the window like the spit from a cough and the other raced out the door after it bounced off the floor. 

HIM
Wait, don't tell me...was that when you threw our marriage out the window? 

HER
Well Yes, I threw that marriage out because he wasn't good for anything! He didn't even keep loneliness away! 

HIM
Well, good thing you did!, that marriage was a joke, always with a clown suit on, everyone laughing at our marriage! not only that, but commitment was always with that S.O.B.  Oh My Lord, what was it?...'Big Ass Commitment!" I remember that when you invited pregnant to visit...Big Ass was trying to hide behind your words, that shit was soo funny...there's no way commitment was going to hide that ass when pregnant was there!  Pregnant just went "Get outta there! you're huge!"...JAJA, Big Ass pretending it didn't exist so it could jump out at me!

HER
Well yeah, I ended up throwing marriage out because you had killed 10 years of my life!  I just woke up one day and there it was...dead on the floor with a Month on the side! Poor thing, and then Anger showed up...all tuff with revenge on his side...big mess Honey. 

HIM
Revenge was there too, with anger? Who cares!  Yeah, Who came by and asked me about that.  So, do you have any more lies?, feed me sweet lies Babe, I need to feel better.

HER
Honey, for you, I may  not have your Love, but I will always give you delicious lies...You're my Baby.

HIM
Aww Baby....gimme a kiss!

OK, I need the car keys to go to work...where are they?

HER
Those are by your broken dreams....the ones I gave you, next to my fur coats

HIM
Oh yeah, got em! See you later Babe.  Remember, I've got a game with the boys tonight.

HER
Honey, I've told you, if you're gonna feed me lies to eat, don't buy the wal-mart brand, get the good stuff!

HIM
Darn, I'm screwing that young intern at work and she said you'd eat it and ask for seconds! you got me honey! JAJAJAJA 

HER
You're so silli!  JAJAJAJA

Narrator:
and they laugh together, an evil laugh that mirrored the clowns in the movie "IT".

Camara fades to black....but black plays a joke and starts running away...


- Luiz Syphre


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