99 word prompt : Landing

July 13, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about an unexpected landing. It can be acrobatic, an unplanned move or created into a metaphor. Go where the prompt, or chickens, lead.

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He lifted a slender finger, pointing toward a log cabin at the edge of their landing site.  What strange beige creatures and only half his height.  The indigenous population scattered into the woods, their screams amusing.

“What is this place called again, love?”

“This continent calls it Earth,” she replied.

He furrowed a grey brow. “No understanding of the universal balance. Class zero planet. Recommend eradication and repopulation.”

“Negative,” she frowned.  “The universal mind says this is designated as a prison planet for incorrigible souls.”

“What happened to Mars?”

“They destroyed that in a war.”

“Next stop?’ he sighed.