30/06/2016

ALIEN INVASION - a story in 100 words

ALIEN INVASION

They appeared out of a shimmering heat-wave and overran the town by sheer weight of numbers. The townsfolk were powerless to prevent them billeting themselves in every house.

The creatures loved heat, turning off air-conditioning and basking in the sun like lizards. They took many specimens from the countryside, but when they stole human DNA for an inter-breeding programme, there was talk of killing them despite the risk. Wiser souls said “Wait – Mother Nature will sort them out.”

It snowed unseasonably early that year, and as the aliens staggered to their ship, the townsfolk broke every egg into a snowdrift. 

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This story was written in response to the photo prompt, which was taken by Rochelle and posted on her blog https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/
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28 comments:

  1. That is such an interesting and unusual interpretation of the photo prompt, Liz. Very enjoyable!

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    1. Thanks Susan - it took a long think to come up with something!

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  2. Brilliant. I'm reminded of War of the Worlds. Sorry it's been such a long time since I've visited - this story reminds me why I like reading your work so much. I'll try harder in future!

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    1. Thanks Annalisa - always a joy to hear from you!

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  3. The little detail of breaking their eggs really made me feel safe from interbreeding.

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    1. thanks Brudberg - the mind cringes from the thought of an alien-human mixture.

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  4. Excellent! A very different take.

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    1. Thanks Sandra - my mind wanders along strange paths sometimes!

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  5. Dear Liz,

    I find myself wondering what would have hatched from those eggs. Well done and imaginative.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. I wouldn't wait to find out - would you?

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  6. Phew! All hail the snow! :D Saved us from them aliens, just in time! What a different take on the prompt!

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    1. Waiting for the snow must have been terrifying.

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  7. I wish I could write like that!
    Great imagination.

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    1. You write very well, Dawn, but thanks!

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  8. Nice story, interesting. very imaginative.

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  9. Heh, this is great. Let's hope climate change will keep us cold enugh to keep them away. ;)

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    1. I suppose we could all move to Iceland - they have a very good football team!

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  10. Oh, I truly enjoyed your take on the picture.

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    1. Thanks Alicia - so glad it didn't scare you!

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  11. Cool (literally)! I guess they should have done a little weather research before their invasion. Great story!

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    1. They obviously rushed in without much forethought.

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  12. I love that they were defeated by a little cold weather. Sometimes it brings me to my knees too, and I live in Australia (really have nothing to complain about). Terrific story, Liz - quirky and enjoyable.

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    1. Thanks Margirene. I lived in Tenerife for 15 years and it was the heat that I found hard to cope with.

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  13. I'm glad they didn't cross-breed with mosquitos. Sounds like they're pretty pesky aliens already. Bring on the cold.

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    1. Haha! An idea for another story?

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  14. Good sci-fi story, Liz. This also reminds me of "War of the Worlds". I love the sentence, "Nature will sort them out". Well written. :) --- Suzanne

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