Bill – A 100 Word Story

This week’s topic for the Weekly Challenge was “Bill”. This week’s story is below, and you can listen to it with the embedded player, or download it here if the player’s borked. Be sure to vote for my story over at the 100 Word Story Weekly challenge site.

Oh, an extended version of this story is on my Facebook fan page – why not become a fan? And if you haven’t already, take my five-minute poll about monster preference and politics, okay? Thanks!


The aliens look like cartoon ducks, but I think they’re kind of sexy. Besides, they like poetry. Which is how I, a grad student, ended up interviewing one of them.

I called him by hyperwave. His name was a musical throat-swallowing gargle of a sound. He said “Call me Bill.” We talked until the late hours of the morning. And every day for a month.

I owe the hyperwave company more than my student loans. I got a huge bill for talking to an alien named Bill, who has a bill.

He thought it was poetic.

I changed majors.

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