PROXIMA b

PROXIMA b

A Story by Imorbid
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For one year our radio telescopes picked up broadcasts transmitted from another world. A world 4.3 light years away. Our linguists deciphered their language.

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For one year our radio telescopes picked up broadcasts transmitted from another world. A world 4.3 light years away. Our linguists deciphered their language. And our scientists found a way of getting us there. My partner and I trained extensively, for the twenty-year mission. We were ready to go.


After arriving and orbiting the planet, debris struck and damaged our ship. Descending, we crash-land in a desert.


In and out of consciousness, I heard a cacophony of machinery and voices. And one loud voice, saying, “Clean this up, leave nothing and take these two, to Area 51!”


© 2017 Imorbid



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Imorbid
Third place winner.
http://www.writerscafe.org/contests/Story-In-250-Words/54184/

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Very good twist! Very thoughtfully crafted.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Imorbid

3 Months Ago

Thank you!
Ha ha! A clever twist on an old story. Well done and all in 100 words.
Regards,
Alan

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Imorbid

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much!
haha, that's probably the last thing a Human wanted to hear, but I am confused did they make it to the other planet and it was a mirror of Earth? Or did they crash land in Roswell?

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Imorbid

4 Months Ago

Roswell, radio was first broadcast from Earth on 1906, it takes 20 years at light speed to reach PRO.. read more
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Well this is my first time reading flash fiction. 100 words depicting many things..... Well hard work of 20 years comes to naught.... And hearing aliens talk all the message and stuff sounds like plot and not the first one......

Posted 4 Months Ago



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Imorbid
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Kearny , NJ



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