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Scattercat
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Already Here

Post by Scattercat » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:01 am

We didn’t find out about the invasion for a while. They said on the news the aliens looked like us and talked like us and were generally exactly like us except they came from space and we didn’t. They came down and lived among us, infiltrating every country, every institution, every life. But there was a test, they said on the news. And they started bringing people in, one by one.

The news has gone quiet since the tests finished. Every last one of us tested, and now we know who the aliens are. They’ll make the announcement any minute.

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Re: Already Here

Post by Thomas Daulton » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:04 am

Nice one! I have often thought of stories along these lines -- the aliens are among us and we didn't know it -- and I like similarly themed works. This one celebrates the tension and nervousness of uncertainty, with those last couple of lines. I personally enjoy (most of the time, I enjoy) a story which is left unresolved, I always feel like the author is asking the reader to participate in the story and think up his or her own ending. I have a lot of friends who abhor such stories, but I enjoy them and I think a Drabble is a great place to deploy that technique. This is a fine example.
"All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost." --J.R.R. TOLKIEN


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