Friday 7 September 2012


Phase one is completed. Time to wait for the signal to begin phase two.

I don't miss home. I have everything I need. I know I won't be here for too long. I also know that I will not be noticed. The locals will just say I am some old hermit living in an abandoned cottage.

Little do they know that behind the rustic exterior of my temporary home is a fully functional remote battle station. One of thousands, ready, armed and waiting.

When my masters give the signal, phase two will commence, and the earth will finally be ours.
Written for Friday Fictioneers.


  1. You've done a great job of taking the photo and using it as a setting for a sci-fi story that has a distopian(ish) feeling to it. Well done!I like the fact that the narrator seems to be trying to convince themselves that they're OK with the current situation.

  2. Good luck with the earth, guys. We humans haven't done so well. I surrender. Fun take on the prompt.

  3. Nicely done; an original take on the prompt.

  4. Hi Rog,
    Pesky aliens, always trying to take over our planet. Just wait until they find out what a mess they're inheriting. Maybe they'll just leave then. The truth is out there! Ron

  5. hmmm, he's not autonomous since he has masters. maybe that's the weakness to save earth!

    nicely done