Will Write 4 Food
Monthly Writing Contest
September 2006 Winner: Victory Crayne, My
Honorable Mention: Shelia Cassidy Closed
For The Season
Honorable Mention: Barbara Schnell, Learning
Honorable Mention: Geraldine Seaton,The
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September 2006 Winner
by Victory Crayne
Adrienne came to the family cabin to spend
her final days with the tumor in her head. She woke to a blazing
light descending from the sky. Is that my guardian angel coming
to take me? She dressed and walked toward the dimming light over
On the other side of the hill, the beings from the stars pondered
their predicament. With their home planet engulfed by the supernova,
theirs was the only ship that had made it out in time. Desperately
seeking a living host in which to transplant themselves, their collective
mind searched, but found only green beings rooted in the soil.
When Adrienne crested the hill, she saw a large circle of squashed
plants in the midst of her garden. She stooped to caress the buds
on the plants which had escaped destruction and cried out, “My
precious children! Don’t hurt my children!” With the
dawn’s light, she would make a sign to ward off thoughtless
killers of her babies.
The star beings jerked to alertness at the sudden appearance of
another being. This one walked on two limbs--perhaps here was the
host they needed. But a mind probe revealed it was about to die
and, curiously, it called itself “mother” to the green
ones. They concluded the green beings would someday become mobile
like her. Exhausted and with the last of their energy, the star
beings expected a bright future and merged with the green ones--only
to discover their final mistake.
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