“The Tour Bus” by Thyrza Segal
Thryza Segal loves terrariums—the big clunky kind you can find in thrift stores. She populates them with clay aliens. (“I’ve made thousands,” she says. “They just roll off my hands.”) Over time Segal began to notice the landscape prints also stocked by the thrift stores, and to imagine her aliens vacationing inside their frames.
“This young alien has a summer job carting aliens on tours around the Rockies,” Segal says. “She only takes other aliens, not humans, because of the insurance issues. Her fangs give her what earthlings might call a lisp, but her passengers have no trouble understanding her.”