Aliens Lacking Humanity

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Write about an alien being (or a group of alien beings) exactly like humans, except for one definable human quality (no sense of humor, lacking suspicion, always completely truthful) and how they interact with either other aliens or humans.

The missing human quality should be evident from your writing, but should not be specifically stated (i.e., your character will not say, “I do not understand humor”).

The story may be told from the point-of-view from either your alien character or from another character’s point-of-view.

Basically, if you want to take this idea and go somewhere with it, you have my leave to do so.

Multiple entries are encouraged.

I have no intention of ever judging this. I am merely hoping to inspire.

  • Started May 30th, 2009.
  • Ended December 30th, 2014.
  • Created by Alexa Reed (LoA)

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Discussion

  1. Avatar The Fantastic Mister Fish

    sounds like the left hand of darkness to me, where the aliens lacked physical sex and gender.

  2. Avatar Tad Winslow

    Autistic aliens? heh

  3. Avatar Alexa Reed (LoA)

    Forgot to mention:
    This wasn’t originally my idea. It came up at a writing group, and they got it from some book, although I don’t know which.

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  • ElshaHawk (LoA)
  • Elisabeth L. Davis(LoA)
  • April Raines
  • Alexa Reed (LoA)
  • ♦ Jenunique ♦
  • The Fantastic Mister Fish
  • Laine Grey
  • Ryber
  • Dr. Theopolis
  • StudMuffin (LoA)
  • Ludmila Yevgenovicha
  • Riley
  • Sir Bic
  • Mo
  • Breeze
  • Stockholm
  • allelsefails
  • Isabel K.
  • Seekers
  • The Philosopher
  • Zen Brau
  • Pablo Vilas
  • YourWriter
  • joca02
  • Heron
  • Imdolien