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Rapid Evolution

Aboard an alien starship, Captain Xom mourned for Agent Yuwl. “The humans in Smithtown, Alabama mistook him for a goat and ate him.” “Far worse than that,” howled Scientist Pewf. “His unusual DNA might’ve combined with humans to create a … Continue reading

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The Signal

Gerald sat before his his laptop and patted the strange-looking ball beside it. “With my antennae, I’ve homed in on the signal.” “What signal?” said Bryce, munching on Doritos. “From the alien ship. I conducted a study and proved this … Continue reading

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The Order

A month after the Wertiger Insititute opened with its Space Communications Array, the aliens contacted humanity. “For one month, we will monitor Earth’s transmissions, then give our Final Order.” That was it. What did it mean? To be safe, TV … Continue reading

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The Emissary

“The aliens demanded total capitulation of Earth,” said President Soares. “We sent an emissary with our reply.” “Who did you send?” shuddered Meghan, the First Lady. “There were human volunteers, but we sent Alexa.” “You sent a household robot on … Continue reading

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The Tradeoff

The trio shuffled towards the boat. At their advanced age they proceeded slowly. “It’s a shame Human bodies wear out so quickly,” said Bernice. “True,” said Wade. “But we saw so much. The Pyramids, The Afghan markets.” “The living bridges … Continue reading

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Really Different

Dr. Guzman saw her in obvious distress at the side of the road. He stopped the car and rushed to her aid. “What are you doing here?” he said. “Aliens just landed and all of San Ignacio de Velasco is … Continue reading

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The Decision

The First Contact Team placed their starship in low Earth orbit. Even with naked eyestalks, they could see the Great Wall of China. During further orbits they located The Pyriamids and the Taj Mahal. “Clear signs of civilization!” said Vyrllt, … Continue reading

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