Spy In The Sky

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: The Imaginarium
Inspired by an Imaginarium House One Word Prompt.

Submitted: July 31, 2017

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Spy In The Sky.

The big orb hovered over the top of the mountain. The location had been carefully picked as one where no one would notice it. There were no human inhabitants for miles and no roads. It was so far off the beaten track that for the couple of hours it needed to remain in position it would be safely hidden from any prying eyes.

A small panel on its outer metallic shell slid open and out shot ten much, much smaller orbs. They each sped off in different directions, so rapidly that they had completely vanished from view in seconds. Each was programmed with very specific co-ordinates, spread all around the planet earth. Once those positions were reached the tiny orb would hover. The tiny orb would spy!

Appearing no different than a star in the sky they would begin to amass information. Each orb was capable of storing an amount still inconceivable to the human mind. They would copy the internet, copy all the main-frames, copy all the information stored up in the clouds.

They would take picture after picture, some of buildings, some of the inside of these buildings, some of the insides of the people in these buildings. They would capture images of roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, rivers, and even from the sea bed.

Technology would be on display. Factories, robots, every scientific project that was currently taking place. And there would be no secrets – there was no material known to man that could create a barrier for these cameras.

If someone was to look right at one, what would they see? An especially twinkling star, maybe. And when the time comes for them to make their way back to the mother-orb for a second they might appear as a shooting star, a comet. But only for a split second before the speed had built up and made them invisible. The panel on the mother-ship would slide smoothly open, admitting the ten tiny orbs; instantly closing again once all were back inside.

And then, in a split second, the entire mother-ship would have vanished without trace. There would have been no disturbances in atmosphere, nothing recorded that would show it had ever been present.

The world and humanity would remain totally oblivious to the orbs. They would never know that they had been so thoroughly spied upon, and that every single piece of information was now speeding off to another world.

 

Inspired by the Imaginarium House One Word Prompt – Spy.

 



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