Their love was a forbidden one.
He was a lowly laborer, a digger in the soil. No woman of worth would ever deign to notice him.
She was a was a being of the outer dark. Immortal and beautiful among her kind.
The elder gods forbid her desires but she would not be denied.
She came to him, clasped him to her bosom though her touch drained the color of life from his body.
When they kissed, the gods – angered beyond restraint – cursed them.
Now they are forever frozen, mortal and angel of death. Together yet held forever apart.
It was a beautiful day in the old quarter of town. People strolled on the cobbles looking for that perfect antique or art piece to grace their homes.
A screech shattered the day. Everyone assumed it was a raucous seagull until the huge bat winged shadow appeared.
The people looked up in wonder at the monster from the extinct world of the dinosaurs somehow alive above them.
Another roar shattered the day and they turned to see a legion of toothed horrors moving out of the glowing tear in the very fabric of space near the university.
The crowd screamed and ran. The dinosaurs chased and feasted.
The sonic boom shattered
the quiet of the field
where the group was
eating their picnic.
Looking up, they
expected a plane but
instead a sinister dark
cube punched a
hole through the
High above them, it appeared small but
in truth was miles across.
The crowd stared in wonder. Was this the
arrival of celestial saviors or alien overlords?
Energy beams lanced downward, answering their question with deadly finality.