Two alien starfighters battled in the narrow streets of Earth’s Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Their deadly battle was dangerous enough, but they raced between the closely-spaced buildings, challenging death with every turn.
They raced down the river that ran through the city, careful not to touch the stone sides. At their incredible speeds, contact with any structure would obliterate their machines and take their lives.
Pyrt watched with shocked eyestalks as the Kyrszathy flew towards a cafe. Pyrt stayed back. His enemy courted death with that maneuver.
Sudden movement surprised the enemy pilot and he crashed into a deadly, damp cavern. No one had ever survived such openings. Pyrt was victorious! His enemy had been a fool.
Fighting around humans was dangerous.
At the cafe, Mrs. Szerny suddenly choked.
“Are you alright, Madam?” asked the waiter.
She took another sip of Espresso. “I’ll be fine. I just swallowed a gnat.”
Written for What Pegman Saw: https://whatpegmansaw.com/2018/02/24/karlovy-vary-czech-republic/
Who says aliens have to arrive in miles-long spaceships? Life comes in all shapes and sizes. Aliens might be here already and wondering why the hostile humans keep swallowing them all the time.