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A short short story I wrote... The Rose.

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posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 09:28 AM
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The Rose

There was no warning. Not the scientists, not the astronomers, not the astrologers. Nobody saw it coming. The Rose appeared one November evening in the midst of a fireworks display. Named after its arrival, bursting from a shooting star like a rose from a bud. Bright reds, oranges, yellows, a huge rose-like explosion settling in the night sky like a beautiful flower of fire.
The next morning it was sorrow and despair the world felt, for all over the world, whales, dolphins and all manner of marine creature were found washed up. Millions upon millions of them, desperate to escape the ocean died on beaches all over the world. Large, small, beautiful, horrid, known and unknown, Mother Nature had abandoned the oceans. Less then five thousand were taken to rescue centers, marine centers, zoos and some even survived but none were ever the same. Their eyes were glazed over and were morose in behaviour, shunning any and all open stretches of water and even the slightest depth. Not one of them survived the following winter.
One morning, the biblical star turned astral flower threw out crimson light brighter than the sun and bathed the Earth in its warmth. The next morning, it turned purple and a few moments later, swelled visibly and spewed forth a shower of flaming objects that exploded in the air, showering the earth with green glowing rocks. They hit the ground faster than the speed of sound and all hell broke loose. Recovery operations all over the world were launched and the rocks were revealed as huge glowing crystals. After a few moments, the recovery crews began to feel nauseas and collapsed, their hair falling out, their skin swelling and bursting out in sores. The crystals were put into quarantine, many seized by the governments, but it was too late. They exploded and an army of nightmarish creatures ran rampant. Huge, tentacled nightmarish beings each in excess of 15 foot in height, snatching up people and devouring them whole.

Four weeks passed and the Earth was overrun. Mankind had been exterminated by the time the ships landed. There were no survivors, there was no resistance. The ships took position in orbit and began bombarding the planet with blue beams of energy. The seas evaporated, the crust cracked and earthquakes rocked the surface. Ancient monoliths, ruins and even whole cities rose from the rubble and three clear flawless crystals were uncovered. Satisfied, the crystals were loaded onto the ships and Planet Earth was left a wasteland. Two stayed behind and began bombarding the moon and a further three set course for Mars. After a year, Earth’s solar system was decimated. Twenty seven crystals were recovered from the Moon, Mars, Venus and the asteroid belt.

A year and a day later, the rose wilted and disappeared.




posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 09:30 AM
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curious story. always double space your writings. and do at least 3 drafts. could there be more than rose? could they communicate etc?



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