The wax museum in New Mexico was full of the most life-like sculptures. Each case glowed with green lighting. At the alien head case young Annette screamed and began to cry.
Bryan hugged her close. “It’s okay sweety. It’s not real, it’s just made of wax.”
The Pullman family moved on and finished their tour. When they left, the lights turned on and the strange green fields in the cases dissipated. The creatures no longer looked waxy and they became animated. The Chupacabra banged against its case and the Jackalope munched on a cactus.
The alien head began to wail. “Come back! Help me. I’m being held captive!”
“Settle down,” said a feminine voice. “They’re long gone. The aliens who built this place won’t leave anything to chance.”
“How are they doing this? And where’s my body?”
“I don’t know about your body. Perhaps it was damaged when your ship crashed? These green fields temporarily paralyze us and make us look like wax. Nobody knows we’re real and alive.”
“No one will ever find me?”
“I’m sorry, no,” said Amelia Earhart. “But that’s okay. You got me and Elvis for company.”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/sunday-photo-fiction-july-30th-2017/
Amelia Earhart: “Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.” Lost over the Pacific in 1937.
Elvis Presley: “…an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century.” After his death, rumors of Elvis sightings grew, and are still claimed today.
Chupacabra: “…is a legendary creature in the folklore of parts of the Americas, with its first purported sightings reported in Puerto Rico.”
Jackalope: “…is a mythical animal of North American folklore (a fearsome critter) described as a jackrabbit with antelope horns.”