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Previous Challenge Entry (EDITOR'S CHOICE)
Topic: Barbeque/Cookout (09/06/12)

TITLE: From Above
By Bryce Baker
09/06/12
~4th Place


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FROM ABOVE
From deep in the night sky, a strange craft emerged with a deafening silence. Hovering only feet off the ground, lower doors opened and landing gear emerged to allow the luminescent object to settle to the ground.
My feet were rooted to the soil as though the fear ravaging my body was refusing all movement. My trusty K9 was no longer by my side and was heading at top speed for safe haven far from the spectacle. Here I stood alone with my supper steak sizzling on the barbeque. With a rumbling stomach and uninvited visitors over… or should I say, down for dinner, the smell of my cooking reminded me of my number one rule. Always feed the hungry, especially when they may be packing ray guns. My reputation for barbequing must be broader than I thought.
From a now open door in the craft, three short alien creatures emerged and made their way toward me as though possessed. My thoughts were circulating at high velocity and were moving so fast that rational thinking was missing the point. My legs were turning to jelly and my eyes fogged. Only inches from my post at my cooking machine they now stood. Is this my last meal, my last breath on this earth? Will my dog ever stop running?
The Tallest of the short aliens raised his hand and addressed me. “Can we get them to go?”

Footnote; This is a fictional story.

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Seema Bagai 09/13/12
This story is based on a creative idea. It seemed to be too short, though, with a quick ending.A unique take on the challenge topic that stands out from the others.
CD Swanson 09/15/12
Hahahahahaha....This is a different and highly entertaining Sci-Fi entry. And, I'm usually not into Sci-Fi!

Good job with this unorthodox approach on the topic. Nicely done.

God Bless~
Edmond Ng 09/16/12
An interesting story with a great sense of humor totally unexpected for such a topic. I particularly like your adding 'My reputation for barbequing must be broader than I thought.' LOL! Well done on a nicely written piece.
Theresa Santy 09/17/12
Oh my goodness, I love how your mind works! What a delightful run of imagination with clever twists of humor, like:

"Is this my last meal, my last breath on this earth? Will my dog ever stop running?"

And that footnote at the end!

Loved it, and would have loved to see the story expanded out farther. (or is it, further?)
Hiram Claudio09/20/12
Congratulations on your first place finish!
Myrna Noyes09/20/12
Hee-hee! A funny Sci-Fi piece! Now THAT is CREATIVE!! HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 1ST PLACE IN ADVANCED AND ON YOUR E.C.!!!!!!!!!! What a great sense of humor you must have! I loved the line about his first rule being "always feed the hungry, especially when they may be packing ray guns"!! :D Way to write!
CD Swanson 09/20/12
COngrats on your win and EC! God Bless~
Noel Mitaxa 09/20/12
Very clever and concise, though there is 'space' for more to come - maybe a side serve of toasted martianmellows to go with the K9 - but congratulations on your win.
Bea Edwards 09/20/12
Tee Hee...big grin. Very creative and fun! Congratulations.