Greetings, short story lovers, and welcome to this week’s mystery prompt.
A bright light beams through the blinds, casting strange shadows on the bed of the sleeping human. The beam intensifies and pulls the sleeping person from their home. They awaken on a table, cold black eyes staring back at them. The alien steps forward, strange tools in hand, and starts his wicked experiment.
Alien abductions have been a part of science fiction for generations. Fiery lights appear in the sky and the UFO comes down to claim its victims. Sometimes their actions are malevolent, treating humans like cattle. Other times they are bringers of knowledge and technology. This time around, their motives are up to our authors, who were tasked with bringing us a tale of an alien abduction. There were no restrictions set on genre or mood.
Who will make contact and who will meet a Xenomorph?
Let’s find out!
The Battle of Abductions is on!!
We have two judges that will render their decision next Monday. The third vote comes from you, the readers. We ask that you read both stories objectively, and then leave a comment below or on the story itself. Authors are not allowed to comment on their own stories, but we’re sure they’ll be checking in here. We’ll tally up the totals and announce our champion on Monday.
And remember, if you like one of this week’s stories, vote it up in the new all-time best of list (new stories appear at the bottom).