The Word, 'Matter' (The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume I: Temblar) by Joseph Debs
Approx. 9,180 words.
Published on April 10, 2012 by
Events in Professor Beck’s life have been converging in uncanny ways. This convergence grows beyond his ability to understand after aliens visit him and coerce him to visit their planet, along with his cat Jerry. It is a mystery to Professor Beck that of the 6 billion people on Earth they chose him. Once he arrives on Zoropeterius this mystery is not as it appeared on Earth.