The invasion was slow, no one seemed to notice it happening. At first when my son said he saw a weird man standing outside school I was worried it was a snatcher. If only. It started in schools and in printed media. Words on the page started getting further and further apart. Editors were fired on mass, as were English teachers . No one could quite account for it . Why was this happening ? Files were checked and triple checked – nothing . Then animals started spreading out . A mother bird dropped a worm for her babies as far from them as the nest would allow .
When it happened to humans the situation could not be ignored . I went to hug my son goodbye as he left for school and where our skin met was struck with a blinding pain . As soon as I let him go the pain dispersed leaving no trace . Alarmed I looked around and there he was . I nearly forgot the being , I suppose you ‘ d call him a man , as soon as I looked away . He was so vacant I ‘ d be hard pressed to describe him.
In time , even standing next to my family caused me pain . I regret to say I was not strong enough to stay and endure the pain . Instead I joined up . I ‘ m no longer a mother , oh no , now I ‘ m a solider against the spacemen .
I’ve been on league hiatus, but am anxious to see where these prompts are leading. Will be catching up with spies and cowboys later this week/next week (or will try to at least).
Below is a random sampling of how other league members responded to the prompt “Spacemen” or click to see the original post here.
- Memories of Tomorrow
- The Most Espa Collection
- Whatever I Think Of!
- That Figures
- Cool and Collected
- Fortune and Glory Days
- Monster Cafe and Bar
Upon reflection, given my love of Doctor Who, I can’t believe I didn’t write about that. So as a parting shot here is a clip of the Doctor really being a spaceman…even though I think of Donna Noble in regards to saying Spaceman ie “Oi, watch it spaceman!”