The Men

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
'One night the men came. Nobody knew who they were, but we knew they were men. We didn't know where they came from, only that they came. They landed one night, in a flash of light and a boom of sound. To all of us, they were just men. Men who'd come from outer space.'

Submitted: October 29, 2014

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The Men

 

One night the men came. Nobody knew who they were, but we knew they were men. We didn't know where they came from, only that they came. They landed one night, in a flash of light and a boom of sound. To all of us, they were just men. Men who'd come from outer space. When they'd landed, the presidents and prime-ministers came out to see who, or what, that had created all the commotion. When they reached the colossal sphere, which had somehow appeared in the night, they were greeted by a surprising sight. When the men came out, they were exact replicas of the presidents and prime-mininsters.

 

Barrack Obama almost fainted, Vladmir Putin swore loudly. All of the body-guards pulled guns, knives, and even a rocket-launcer! The leader of the men, who stood proud and prominent in the guise of the president of the United States, spoke;

"Do not be afraid!"

Putin swore again.

"We have adopted the guise of you, as you would be horrified if you saw us in our true form."

This time, Obama did faint, his guards rushing over to him.

"We have a great many things to show you!" one of the dopplegangers said.

"Yes, please do come aboard!" another said, beeseechingly,

"Fine." said Putin, as he turned to his bodyguards,

"Any sign of trouble and- well, you know what to do."

So, the the leaders of the world went into the space-ship.

Twenty minutes later, they still hadn't come out. There was a scream,and all of the guards trained their weapons on the ship, yet none were sure who had been hurt...

 

Finally, the leaders ran out, and the Russians saw that Putin had been shot. The Chinese president, panting, stated;

"The- the men! They shot Putin! They tried to kill us!"

The body-guards turned, and saw many injuries that they somehow hadn't noticed before, the Nigerian President had a bloody leg, the Prime Minister of England was clutching his arm. From behind them they saw the replicas closing in behind them, with Putin holding a smoking gun. He yelled;

"WAIT!-"

But his cry fell silent, as the maelstrom of bullets the body-guards had shot washed over him, and he, with the rest of the group, were flung backwards onto the bloodied turf below them. The Nigerian president stepped over the corpse of the Nigerian President not seeming to care that his leg was twisted at ninety degrees...

 

A few weeks later, the news had started. It was still broadcasting about how the men had landed, but this time, a very different subject had emerged.

"People of America!" the president of the united states shouted, however, he spoke like he was unused to the lanuage and every word came out slow and slurred.

"I have an announcement to make." all over the globe, world leaders were repeating this in thier home language.

"I would like to announce the grand opening of a new food law." He smiled. All over the world the leaders grinned, or chuckled.

"This now states that every person, over the age of seven, must eat at least one kilogram of fat every day."

All over the world there were many mutters and murmers.

"Anyone found breaking this law, will be jailed,"

here, he paused,

"For life."

Then he said something in a strange language, and visibly licked his lips...

 

 


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