The alien craft exploded invisible to the human eye. The inhabitants had exited over an hour ago, running amazingly fast past the animals lying lazily on the sun scorched land who barely gave them a glance, such was their speed.
Marsha's mom said a second rosary just before going to bed after the long and happy day that was Marsha's wedding. She had never believed that her plain yet loving daughter could have made such a good match. Tom was not only clever, strong and good looking but he was such a homely man, loved helping with the farm, crops and around the house.
She was hoping it wouldn't be long before she had news she would be a grandma and knew she shouldn't even think such a wicked thing, but hoped the child would take after Tom. Marsha's eyes were a little too small, her nose a bit too long.
She was unaware that the grandchild would make history. First of the new race hoping to save Earth.
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ganymeder almost 10 years ago
comment from Monsterbat:
It held my attention!
comment from ganymeder (aka mom):
Loved the twist at the end, and the little details about Marsha's mom!
ganymeder about 10 years ago
This feels like the intro to an epic.
Galen about 10 years ago
Great misdirection. The aliens appear, Marsha's mom comes into the picture, and we hear all about her feelings for Tom. We get wrapped up in her foibles, and then suddenly we learn the greatness proceeding from her family line. It's a good start for a sci-fi film :)
Anglea (joined about 11 years ago)
Six minute story is brilliant as a daily mental excercise to write on a variety of topics. It involves a lot of trial and error before I finish in the given time.
I am often surprised which of my stories receive the most views, often those I planned to delete.
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