The Trip

FOR DAILY SCIENCE FICTION, JULY 2014 ONLINE EDITION

No one heard the crash the night it came to Earth. There were no alarms or calls to the police. The wreckage was actually discovered by a couple searching for the perfect picnic spot. There, in the middle of a clearing, the saucer stood out against the ground. A spray of soil showed the force of impact the ship must have made when it crashed.

“Oh Clark, don’t go near it!” The shining curve of the saucer filled Marcy with dread. “It could be dangerous.”

“I’m just going to take a look,” Clark said calmly. He walked slowly toward the ship…

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