Thursday, March 10, 2011


Writing Prompt: Write on the word "Alien" for 15 minutes.
My response to the exercise is below.

The fuzzy creature scurried across the floor, half running on four paws, half rolling on its entire body. When rolling, electrical charges sparked across the top of its roundish body. The creature was only the size of a softball, but fast like a green lizard.  It's fur, if you could call it that, was an odd shade of green and reminded Jerry of soft wires. He didn't know how to describe what he was seeing. The greenish colors on the fur changed like oil sheen as he moved. 

The alien seemed to be drawn to electricity. He rolled to the TV, then to the lamp, then to the portable fan, like he was searching for something. Then he rolled into a corner and stopped. Our old house has electrical outlets directly on the floor. Was he over top one? I peeked slowly around the corner. The creature was still for a moment.  My heart was pounding. Then, I heard "Zurpppp" sound and I saw a spark. Then a metallic popping noise began to radiate from the creature, seeming to hum a rhythm. 

I reached for the camera, which was sitting on the lamp stand a few feet away from me. I had to get a photo of this or no one would believe me. Slowly, slowly. I had it. I carefully held it up to me eye and pushed the button to turn the camera on.  The camera made a small sound, which caused the creature to rear it's small head in my direction.  It's three purple eyes were bugging out. There was a loud pop and all the lights in the house went off and in that startled second, he was gone.  I was left holding a camera that was ready to take a photo.

1 comment:

  1. Umm, there could be a lot more to this story! Very creative!


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