Return of the Elves… War part 1
Thom L Nichols
Published by Thom L Nichols at Smashwords
Copyright 2010 Thom L Nichols
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There were more than a thousand pictures taken of it from space. Some speculated that it was God, some the Devil. Some even thought that it was an alien life form from another planet. It was, in fact, a cloud. It was in the shape of a man’s face. It traveled the length of the country keeping its shape perfectly. It moved slowly, taking the entire day to complete its nationwide trek.
News helicopters kept a continuous feed piped to every television in the world. By late morning, the military and local authorities kept the news reporters at a safe distance, but the cloud was so big and so high up that they couldn’t stop the broadcasts. People either huddled in their homes terrified or clogged the streets gawking at it as it passed their towns and cities.
It flew over the upper portion of the United States, beginning in Maine it passed over the Great Lakes and the lower part of Canada. It continued along the US border to Washington. As it passed over each state, everyone in that state could see it, even those near the southern borders. When it reached the Pacific Ocean, it dissipated into nothingness.