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|The Final Warning (standard:science fiction, 934 words)|
|Author: Michael Lance Kersting||Added: May 13 2010||Views/Reads: 1697/1019||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|It came to Earth one dreary night in December and fell with a loud crash behind a big red barn near the small farming town of Kimberly. The impact shook the ground,waking residents from miles around. "what the hell was that?" was the|
It came to Earth one dreary night in December and fell with a loud crash behind a big red barn near the small farming town of Kimberly. The impact shook the ground,waking residents from miles around. "what the hell was that?" was the general comment from the townfolk in confusion. Bob Radford,the sherrif of the town looked out of his bedroom window and saw the pulsating green glow in the distance. "What is it, honey?" asked his wife from the bed. "I dunno, but from the impact it has to be something big". Getting out of the bed ,his wife,Lucy, slipped into a nightgown and went besides him. "let's go see."said Bob. They both got dressed and went into their truck that was parked in front of the building. Already vehicles were passing by down the dirt road towards the crash site. Juno, their St Bernard slipped into the tray and soon they were heading towards the site. A few people were already there when the Radfords reached the site. They skirted around the wide smoking crater the object made and stared in fascination at the huge smoking metal object that was embe dded there . It was about fifty feet in diameter bob estimated Bill Shavers, the town's grocery shop owner sauntered up to Bob and said in his throaty voice ‘Hell, Bob ,it's huge." "Yeah, I wonder where it came from, it dosen't look like anything I know." Bob replied. " And looked at them port holes." Bill pointed at the round port holes along the sides of the object. "If you ask me, it looks like one of them flying saucer things" "Sure do" "Damn, I thought that stuff was all science fiction" "Me too." A sudden humming started,coming from the object.. The crowd instinctively back away from the crater. "What do ya think,Sherrif?" said a voice at Bob's shoulder. It was the Preacher, Reverend Macleod. He, like the others, stood staring in fascination at the glimmering object. "I frankly don't know,Reverend,it could be one of them government things, an experiment, or it might have come from outer space." "Outer Space?'" "Yeah ,we really don't know for sure what's out there, do we, Reverend?' "I guess not" the Reverend agreed." The ways of the Lord are sometimes mysterious." An hour later, a huge crowd of spectators had gathered, coming from miles around. Then it happened. A side of the craft began lifting slowly. The crowd gasped and backed away. The humming became louder as a long ramp emerged and rested at the foot of the craft A a pair of tall, thin creatures emerged from the Click here to read the rest of this story (64 more lines)
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