These Ones Are Jerks

Before they left (having tried so hard), they put a sign up in their alien language on the dark side of the moon, pointed out towards the solar system, the galaxy, the universe. We couldn’t figure out what it said, but no other aliens ever visited us again.

Timothy C. Goodwin has work included in Maudlin House, Every Day Fiction, Flash Fiction Magazine, 365 Tomorrows, Soor Ploom, and elsewhere. He lives in New York City with his partner and their dog, Awesome. Twitter: @timothycgoodwin.