Alien Species


Today Kaiya asked for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  After rummaging in the fridge for a minute, I said, “I can’t believe we’re entirely out of jelly.”

 Ethan said, “Well, we can always find an alien species and smush it up to make jelly.”

Me: “Wouldn’t it be easier to go to the store than into outer space to capture an alien?”

 Ethan: “I meant an alien species, like guava. They’re not native to Hawaii, you know.”

Elyse and I laughed for a good five minutes.

Published by Margaret Dilloway

Middle grade and women's fiction novelist. FIVE THINGS ABOUT AVA ANDREWS, (Balzer + Bray 2020); SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES. MOMOTARO: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters (Disney Hyperion); TALE OF THE WARRIOR GEISHA and SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW, out now from Putnam Books. HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was a finalist for the John Gardner fiction award. THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS is the 2013 Literary Tastes Best Women's Fiction Pick for the American Library Association. Mother of three children, wife to one, slave to a cat, and caretaker of the best overgrown teddy bear on Earth, Gatsby the Goldendoodle.

2 thoughts on “Alien Species

  1. Ethan is very clever. I like this and I love guava jelly. A smashed up guava nectar fruit, not so much. That has got to be the most rotten smell out there…even worse than rotten eggs!

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