The news anchor explained, “Eyewitnesses reported seeing the object getting impregnated in the ground. And it has substantially heated up the ground around it.”
“The neighborhood is advised extreme caution; the heat may burn houses,” declared fire department.
“It’s an alien missile silo; blast it before it blasts us” – was Sheriff’s version.
The mayor was hopeful, – “I’ve consulted the high priest, it’s a grain depot gifted by God.”
The entire town was out in the field in fear and awe looking across the city fences at the alien structure.
I stubbed the end of my cigarette in the ground and stood up watching the morning unfurl. Just before leaving I noticed commotion in the nearby anthill.
Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle !
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