Monday, August 30, 2010

Reginald Bretnor's "Bug-Getter" (flash fiction, humor, free)

Ambrosius Goshawk, an unsuccessful painter, makes a trade with an alien: in exchange for some of his paintings no one wants, alien will get rid of the pest bothering the painter. Only, alien misheard a minor word...

See also.

  1. Isaac Asimov's "Two-Centimeter Demon"; download: Similar misunderstanding in another funny story.

Fact sheet.

First published: F&SF, January 1960.
Download full text.
Rating: B.
Related: Stories of  Reginald Bretnor.