|Why You Should Stay Sober
Author: Autumn-Loxley PM
I wrote this little sci-fi story whilst under the influence...it's amusing, to say the least.Rated: Fiction T - English - Sci-Fi/Parody - Words: 252 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 07-02-10 - Status: Complete - id: 2824058
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We knew something was amiss in the year 2042, during the inaugural speech of our newest President, Mr. Atanko.
Speaking of the latest financial crisis, President Atanko was quoted as saying: "Please keep in mind, I am only human. Made of flesh, made of sand...only human."
Nervously, the TV watching masses cast furtive glances at their gathered families. Sand?
Did he say sand?
Were you viewing this event live, you would have felt the static change in the room...an electric feeling of uneasiness that overtook the entire assembly.
The president, with slowly shifting eyes, cleared his throat and chuckled awkwardly. "Sand, I say, out of religious reverence. For are we all not sculpted by God, from the sand and dirt of this world?"
The room further tensed. Was he an evangelist? Had the managed to elect yet another religious conservative into the White House?
The strain was too much for President Atanko. What happened next, on live TV, with millions watching, shocked the world into a war the likes of which have never before been seen.
Atanko clutched at his chest and with one quick, fluid motion reached inside and brought forth his still-beating heart. Then, in a shower of blood and brain-matter, a reptilian creature burst forth from his skull and leapt, teeth bared, into the crowd.
Some idiot child can be heard in the tapes of the event crying: "A raptor! A raptor!"
Wrong, you idiot.
It was much worse than that. It was....AN ALIEN.