Friday, July 27, 2007

The Seed Pods from Outer Space

Alien pods. Or at least, that’s what Gabby thinks they are.

They began to appear two days ago but only really came to my notice when I took off my thong last night and found dozens of the things hidden deep inside the pouch. It was as if they’d gone there for the warmth and humidity. Gabby went pale when I showed them to her.

‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers,’ was all that she would say and shook her head slowly.

I had hoped for more of a reassuring explanation from a woman who spends most of her days down by the allotments.

Today there are hundreds more of them. They are literally floating through my window and, even as I type, the odd one will settle on my keyboard. Are they seeds? Are they insect? Are they even of this world. I don’t know what they are and I need help. There aren’t many trees in the area and we’re at the top of a three story building. Yet these little things keep dropping from the sky, as though making the final stage in some interplanetary trip.

Before I wake up to find that everybody in Bangor has been replaced by an unthinking zombie, could somebody at least alert the authorities.

The invasion has started, I tell you. They are here among us!

2 comments:

Ms Baroque said...

Maybe they're a new kind of rain - are you in a pod plain?

mutterings and meanderings said...

Perhaps they're eco warriors' iPods?