When The Monsters Come
When the Standing Ones sent us on a journey to explore the darkness far from the sun’s light, I never expected to find monsters there.
Like something out of the scary tales my son so loved, they captured us while I slumbered.
I woke with my crew, locked away in a cold thundercloud colored cage.
The others looked to me for escape but all my plans had ended in failure and pain, so much pain.
At the same time, the monsters began to take them away one by one.
Pushing past those failures and the pain, I plotted my escape, I was born problem solver after all.
I needed to warn my people of what awaited us among the stars and to see my boy again.
To do so, I’d have to discover more about these monsters and their ways, revolting as that seemed.
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“This was an amazing read from the start! Loved the author’s surprise clues. If you want to stretch you imagination a little, this is the one for you.” ★★★★★
“I really liked this book. It was filled with the obvious and the mysterious. Some clues were sort of in your face…until they weren’t. Definitely kept you engrossed and guessing right up to the end and beyond. Eagerly awaiting book 2.” ★★★★★
“This story is an interesting concept of a world building, told from an alien(for us humans) point of view. It has been an intense fight for survival short story. That aliens and humans have the same instincts, and what we’d call human emotions are deftly interpreted and defined. That good and evil exists in every species. The protagonist, the only survival, a struggling, full of fear and resilient being, she does everything in her power to break free from her captors. The ending is surprising, full of hope. It had a promise of a good series, if the author decides to go for a sequel!” ★★★★★