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|The Final Warning (standard:science fiction, 934 words)|
|Author: Michael Lance Kersting||Added: May 13 2010||Views/Reads: 1762/1072||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|
Click here to read the first 75 lines of the story opening and began walking down the ramp. They were humanoid in appearance, about seven feet tall, wearing what looked like shiny, green metal suits with insignias of a triangle within a circle at their chests. They also wore huge helmets with a pair of large holes in front from whence came red lights and they carried what looked like weapons in their thin hands. The crowd looked on in awe mixed with fear and fasination . They stood rooted to the spot at the sight "What were they? Were they hostile or peaceful? were the questions running through the spectators minds. Somehow, they didn't feel threatened. The Aliens stopped at the foot of the ramp,then moved their heads left to right slowly surveying the crowd. The red lights in front of their helmets began brightening and soon the crowd were awashed in bright red light. A sudden tingling sensation washed over the crowd' bodies and to their astonishment ,they found that they couldn't move! Fear began to grip them in a cold vice. ‘What the hell is this? What's going on? were the panic thoughts racing through their minds . Their instinctive tried to flee. Get away, but found they couldn't. They just stood there transfixed to the spot staring ahead at the Aliens. "Have no fear. We come in peace to warn you that you Earthlings are on the road to self destruction. Your world is in danger. We have been watching you from a distance. You must get rid of your weapons of mass destruction and live in Peace and Harmony among yourselves, that is the only way for your survival as a species. We know ,for we were watcning you develop from a sub species living in caves, scattered around the planet, to your present stage of development. We have seen several of your civilisations destroyed over the centuries because of your greed and lust for power. And we are now seeing the same traits being exhibited in your world today . we know what will be the inevitable outcome if you do not cease your madness. So go tell your people to cease stock piling of nuclear weapons before it's too late. This is the final warning. We can only impel, not compel you. So take heed this is the final warning." This message was transported telepathically to the spectators. The lights in the Aliens helmets began to diminish slowly. Feelings returned to the spectators limbs ,and they watched as the Aliens turned and marched back into their craft. The ramp was lifted and the panel door closed quietly behind it. The humming grew louder, so loud in fact, that the spectators scrambled back into their vehicles and headed away from the site. A short while later ,they saw the craft ascending vertically,stood still for a moment,then sped off bright and fiery into the night time sky leaving a huge crater in its wake. The End. Copyright 2006 Michael lance Kersting. Tweet
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