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A Rare Commodity

Mika ate the last bite. “Best tuna sandwich ever! But still, $500 is too much.” “I know,” said Bill. “But there’s chipping charges. It had to be shipped into Earth orbit.” “Yeah.” “Then through the hypergate to Ross 154. And … Continue reading

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The State Secret

Senator Hayworth was unknown for impulsiveness. During a state visit in Bulgaria, he pointed to a flower-like fountain. “What’s that?” “A gift from the aliens,” said Frank, Chief Advisor. Natalie, the Deputy Advisor, said, “It’s an alien/worm hybrid. Only once … Continue reading

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Battle of the Bands

Inside an invisible alien ship, General Fan’Alba looked down on the human music festival. He turned to his primary commander, Rab’Kalla. “Stop worrying. We’ve defeated one-hundred alien worlds. Music is critical to us and the center of our strength. In … Continue reading

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Know Thy God

An enormous sea monster emerged from the waters of a Pacific island. Tourists fell over each other, running everywhere, screaming. Chaos ensued. Locals just calmly stepped out of the way. The forty-foot beast shambled through the market. It reached out … Continue reading

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The Unhelpful Help

Brent glared at the metal box in the weeds. “I don’t understand. The DNA sniffer is reporting aliens nearby, but there’s only us.” Beside him, his lab help, Devin, shook his head. “So many failures. Time for the Mark XXXIX?” … Continue reading

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Authentic Ethnic Food

Melissa looked forward to trying Galactico’s alien food restaurant. After she and Ned sat at their table, she sensed something wrong. “Ned,” said Melissa. “I haven’t seen a single alien yet.” “I know. I stopped to glance in the kitchen. … Continue reading

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That First Step

Herbert and Gil stood before the black & white photo of Paris. “It’s magical,” said Herbert. “You step into it, and you’re in Paris.” “That’s incredible,” said Gil. “It must have been wonderful. I can’t wait to go!” “Yeah, I … Continue reading

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