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ALIENS

 ALIENS


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

 The heat-loving creatures 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 none of them made it back to their ship - the icy blasts froze the oil in their mechanical innards.

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The minute I saw Ted Strutz's photo I thought 'dead robot', and with a tweak here and there I was able to resurrect an old FF story. No time to do more as we are about to Go To The Pub!! Yes, I know, DANGER writ large and all that, but we're double-jabbed and desperate to meet up with the old gang, so sod it, we're going! I may be some time :)

And while I'm here, my latest book is now out on Amazon. CAROUSEL is a sequel to HELTER-SKELTER which I published a couple of years ago. Please buy a copy and leave  a glowing review!



24 comments:

  1. Same lesson Napoleon learned. Don't let your campaign run on into the winter

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    1. Some people don't read enough history, obviously!

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  2. Thats a clever tale. Well done.

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  3. Napoleon. Hitler... they learned the hard way...

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    1. They did.. Perhaps Mother Nature will defeat some of the modern terrorists too.

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  4. Liz that is exactly what it looks like. Thank goodness the cold eliminated their threat. Very good sci-fi storytelling.

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    1. Thanks Jade, I'm glad you see what I saw!

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  5. Winter has always been quite useful at sorting out invading forces :-)

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    1. So history tells us. Perhaps it will do so in Afghanistan?

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  6. Good take on the prompt, Liz. Robot invaders would be difficult to deal with, I should imagine. Your town got lucky with the weather!

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    1. Was it luck,, or was Nature on their side?

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  7. Good way to play on the weakness of the enemy. I fee no sympathy at all for the robots :)

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  8. Wiser heads prevailed for once! Great tale.

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  9. You'll always catch me with a good Sci-Fi tale ��������

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  10. The "common cold" did in H. G. Well's Martians -- lack of research on the alien's part! Same with your robots -- a quick scan of the galaxy-wide web would have informed them of the need to bring along some antifreeze! Well told tale.

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  11. Beware, the Snobots are coming! Great take Liz.

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  12. Dear Liz,

    Climate changes meets heat seeking aliens. Good stuff.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  13. Climate change will probably get us before robots or aliens!

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