Flash Fiction #38 – The Cataclysm

October 3rd 2019, 

aliens sent humanity a courtesy message: 

prepare for hostile takeover, 

January 2nd, 2020

When the day came, 

across the time zones, 

eyes and weapons rose to the sky.  

Nothing happened. 

No spaceships. 

No aliens.

Was it an alien prank call? 

Over the next few months, 

the warning was forgotten. 

But the aliens had come, 

their spaceships no larger than a grain of rice. 

Below ground, they were terraforming. 

By 2021, all earthly life will come to an end. 

All cataclysms are born small.

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