Cool and silent was the night as I kept wandering around my granny’s backyard. Humming a lilting song, I was dreaming of an idealistic future one could have. Amidst the croaking of frogs and faint sounds of insects, there was I simply enjoying the bliss of human solitude.
Suddenly as my thoughts soared high, I looked up the sky. Lo! Something came flashing just above my eyes. For a moment, it did give me quite a turn. Ah, here was a strange creature with multiple legs and a tail…its body covered with radium-like sparkling stripes. With its zombie-like eyes staring at me and its two purple-coloured wings briskly flapping around me, it was – needless to say – quite a horrifying sight. Braving my fear, I asked, “Who are you?” The poor creature quivered and answered in a plaintive voice: “I belong to planet Zonca. I had come to planet Earth with my bosom friend. Leaving her alone in our spacecraft, I went in search of a surprise Christmas gift for her. Now I find myself here. I have lost my signal wristband and I have no means of contacting her. I feel so helpless.”
Looking at my fixed gaze, the creature went on to say: “Don’t worry, I’m as harmless as you are. You can take my word for it.” A wave of sympathy ran through me. On an impulse, I collected some logs of woods and made a bonfire. The flames were so powerful that they licked the sky. Sure enough they attracted the spacecraft – a flying saucer – which was heading back to its native planet. With flaming signals reaching it, the flying saucer came down swiftly. The alien happily climbed on to it. Reuniting with its friend, it waved a gleeful “thank you” at me. 🙂
PS: This is an abridged version of a sci-fi story I’d written for a college journal few years ago.