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|The Shelf (standard:science fiction, 678 words)|
|Author: Michael Lance Kersting||Added: May 24 2009||Views/Reads: 1542/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Eddie was in for a big surprise.|
The Shelf By Michael Lance Kersting Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Not rated by the Author. Eddie was in for a shocking surprise The spacecraft landed quietly behind the red Barn on Eddie Conner's farm. Overhead, the stars twinkled like little diamonds against the black back drop of the night sky. Eddie was awakened by the ferocious barking of his dogs, which indicated that there were intruders. Getting out of bed, he grabbed the shotgun which stood next to the bed and made his way across the dusty floor to the bedroom's window. He peered out then gasped at the sight that stood before him. - - About fifty feet away, stood shimmering in the darkness, was the space ship. Portholes were all around the rim of the ship Pulsating green lights and movement were coming from within., Eddie stood transfixed at the sight. Suddenly , unexpectedly, a panel in the side of the ship slowly began opening and a pair of hideous looking creatures came out carrying what looked like weapons in their hands. They were about six feet tall with huge heads and big glowing orange eyes and dressed in a metallic like outfits. Panic gripped Eddie's mind as he saw them stop and looked then slowly deliberately headed towards his farmhouse. Eddie, now confused quickly debated whether to confront them or hide, but their hideous hostile looking appearances daunted him, so quickly, he dashed into the living room and lifted a carpet which covered a trapdoor. Hurriedly, heart pounding in his chest, he lifted the lid and careful to replace it he descended the few steps into the darkness of the cellar Crouching down against the cold wall and gripping his shotgun tightly. He took in a deep breath and waited . Sweat ran down his neck and he felt nauseated and began trembling from sheer fear. Shortly after he heard loud crashes and heavy footsteps moving about above. A loud squeaking sound can also be heard. Eddie's heart now pounded in his chest and he could now hear the beats sounding in his ears . After what seems like eternity, the noise above ceased. Eddie, drenched in sweat and trembling like a leaf, waited another ten minutes before he plucked the courage to go up and check. Cautiously, he climb up the steps and pushed opened the lid above about an inch. And peered into the darkness .The place was in shambles, upturned furniture were scattered everywhere. After looking around the room carefully, he finally decided to get out. Taking a deep breath, he climbed out and stood looking around, when suddenly, unbelievingly, he saw two creatures emerged from the darkness and grabbed him tightly around his arms. He began to struggle furiously against their iron grip.The rifle fell from his hand. No !, No!. He screamed hysterically. They led his struggling figure out of the house towards the ship sqeaking to each other. Just then, his pair of dogs, Bullet and Rex, upon seeing their master's predicament rushed at the aliens . Get Back! Eddie screamed at them. Get back! but it was too late, one of the creatures turned drew his weapon and blasted them away. There were loud yelps as they vanished into thin air. Eddie then lost consciousness. Shortly after, regaining consciousness, he found himself lying naked on a cold slab in a lily white chamber. Bright lights were everywhere and about four of the creatures were leaning over him curiously . A cold shiver of dread ran through him as he tried to move, but found that he was paralysed, It seems that only his eyes were active and he began looking around wildly. He noticed that two of the creatures held gleaming instruments in their hands and they seem to be whispering among themselves. It was then his roving eyes fell upon the shelf in a far corner of the room and a piercing scream burst from his lips . For there on the shelf, encased in large glass like jars, were an assortment of human body parts !. Tweet
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