Welcome to the weekend! How about some speculative flash-fiction to combat the effects of a stressful week? Thanks for reading!
Maverick, by Pamela Schloesser Canepa
Maverick didn’t like being followed. Having once been a soldier in the Gulf War, he was always very aware and at times, hyper-alert.
No one knew the beings were here on earth, until Maverick discovered his shadow was not the only one following him. Who would have suspected that our first alien invasion would be orchestrated by invisible beings? Pretty much no one but Maverick looked up from their cell phone while walking.
All I know is, one day they were not here, and then one day, they were. Look for a shadow with no human partner. It may be following you, or just standing on a corner. Maverick said these beings probably don’t get much sunlight (or any equivalent) on their home planet. Do they like the sun? Who knows. When you see an unpaired shadow, perhaps it is an alien just standing and soaking up the rays. Or maybe they are watching you, observing. Maverick says it’s the latter.
Meanwhile, the government is making cell phones even cheaper, and requiring each family to have one for every person over age six. They struck a deal with the aliens. Be aware.
Maverick and I always leave our cell phones at home. You might want to consider that too. Be aware!
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**The above photo is my own, taken on an innocent family walk in North Carolina where the beauty of fall is apparent and colorful. No aliens were harmed in the taking of this photo. 🙂