21.4.21

MALE & FEMALE CREATED SHE THEM

 

MALE & FEMALE CREATED SHE THEM

The ship lay in stealth mode, hovering on silent jets a mile above Earth.

The crew prayed before beaming their precious cargo into the still waters of a clear lagoon, and watched as the eggs flared briefly before sinking out of sight.

Nurtured by Earth’s waters, they would grow and change to fit this alien planet, before emerging to live, unremarked, among the indigenous population.

Only they would recognise each other, and mate to send their offspring into this world, their own planet nothing but a glowing cloud of space dust.

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Of course they are eggs! I expect I won't be the only Friday Fictioneer to interpret David Stewart's photograph as such, and you can find out for yourself by following the Frog Link from https://rochellewisoff.com/

I am feeling rather pleased - in the past few weeks I have been asked twice for copies of all four of my LIVING ROCK series of books! If you would like to buy them, they are available on Amazon, as is my little book of poetry for children. (See top of this page for the link.)

34 comments:

  1. I've always wondered about whether we may ever expect things like that to happen~

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    1. It's already happening - surely you've met people who are clearly from another planet?

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  2. A subtler invasion than most of the other stories this week :-)

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  3. I'm sure I've met some of them

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  4. They're here then? I hope they do better by the planet than the indigenous population.

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    1. What makes you think they're any different?

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  5. I like your low-key approach to the ET eggs.

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  6. I love your aliens subtle approach to conquest. Hopefully they'll do a better job of tending this planet than we have. Although the fact that their own planet is just glowing space dust is not encouraging...

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  7. I think they are slowly taking over the planet. Hope they'll be better stewards than the indigenous population.
    - Justjoyfulness

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    1. If they're taking over, then they're already doing a bad job. Climate change, pandemics, over-population...

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  8. Dear Liz,

    Intriguing story. I love that only they would recognize each other. Imaginative.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank Rochelle - as always, I see a much longer story as I am writing the short one!

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  9. interesting take on the prompt. you may want to read my take on the matter. :)

    https://plaridel.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/could-i-be-a-space-alien/

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  10. Hmmm... only recognise each other as they slowly integrate. What could possibly go wrong?

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    1. Interbreeding should throw up some interesting hybrids - egg-laying humans?

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  11. Maybe it's already happened. I sometimes look around me and wonder...

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    1. It's those surreal conversations that give them away.

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  12. Now you've got me wondering, this could explain a lot Liz!

    My story!

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    1. Yours was fun, Keith - thanks for reading mine.

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  13. I believe they are here already.
    More will be on their way!

    Great minds think alike :)
    We got the alien and egg concept common!

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    1. I expected more alien egg stories than I've found so far!

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  14. I've always had my suspicions about my next-door neighbour ;-)

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    1. Me too - everyone's weird except me, and even I'm a little strange.

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  15. I see them as saving their species by sending them to integrate into other planets. It's a beautifully told tale.

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  16. What a great idea! It doesn't seem as if these are ill-intentioned aliens, just folks lookin' for a home. Like the boll weevil. Although weevils are nasty creatures. Hmm. Mixing my metaphors :)

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    1. I'm with you, Linda - I didn't see them as ill intentioned either.

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  17. I liked the tale of survival and hope of life springing anew in an alien world.

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