TEN - a 100 Word Story
October 11, 2010 flash fictionYou know the deal. Vote at the Weekly Challenge, where you can read (and hear) the rest of the entries. You can listen to my story alone using the player below or this download link. And then be totally awesome.
Because you can.
(And yes, this is what happens when I read Slaughterhouse Five and watch Children of Earth in the same week.)
The aliens told us to comply within ten hours, or face destruction. We had to give them all our men. Forever. As bull studs.
Some men showed up. The female aliens weren't ugly, after all. But a surprising percentage of men preferred life with thier families, thier lovers, thier jobs.
We thought we had time to prepare.
The countdown clock had two hours left when we noticed the translation was not ten hours, but "two hands of hours".
The aliens looked a lot like us.
They had four digits on each hand.
We heard lasers, held our spouses, and prayed.