The Dolls

An Alien Invasion Tale

Published by Dee Phillips at Smashwords

Copyright 2011 Dee Phillips

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The Dolls

I guess it wasn’t completely out of order that I was one of the first to notice the phenomenon. After all I was the University’s Astronomy teacher. It was a coincidence that I happened to be in the Observatory with a few of my students that night though. I was helping five of my top students locate the various constellations. I had my eye to the huge telescope adjusting the lens when I first noticed the anomaly. It was barely noticeable really. I was just lucky to have my wits about me.

As I said I was just fine-tuning the adjustment of the telescope when several small flashes blinked in the night sky where nothing should have been. I almost missed them, and after I did realize they really happened, they were gone again, only to flash again a moment later. I wondered for a minute if it was some sort of military code I was witnessing, like Morse code in the sky. That’s what my first impression was, but I was wrong.

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