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The Blob From Deep Space

Published by Cora Adel at Smashwords

Copyright 2012 Cora Adel

As the blob’s meteor hurtled through deep space at unbelievable speed, its one-track mind repeated its sole mission objective over and over.

“Mate.” it thought, the simple command seared into its mind. “Mate. Mate.”

The primitive beast had been chosen by its alien masters because of the unique ability to program its mind with simple tasks. It was like an organic computer; able to only carry out what it was commanded to, plus it could be modified to hold certain types of…samples.

It’s grey, bulbous body rippled against the G-forces that could not exert their pressures upon it as it firmly implanted itself in the center of the meteor-craft, its many tentacles like spears, dug into the meteors inner walls to hold it firmly in place. Its great yellow eye, embedded in the center of the gelatinous blob, swung wildly back and forth, the diamond-shaped pupil focusing on the stars as they whirled by like the insides of a kaleidoscope.

“Mate....mate.” it droned, its tentacles quivering in the hard walls of the meteor.

The aliens’ race was at an end. Eons of technological waste had left their planet bare and uninhabitable, a toxic wasteland where only the most basic of organisms could prosper. Their only, and last, hope of continuing their evolution, to spread beyond their lonely galaxy, was riding completely on the success of this one lone blob’s mission. Implanted with alien DNA, the blob hurtled through space toward the one habitable planet the aliens could find: Earth. There, at the Eden of the Milky Way, the blob would implant its DNA into humans and there the alien’s race would prosper once more.

Flames licked over the meteor as it finally entered the Earth’s atmosphere, its eternally long voyage coming to an end after years and years of intergalactic travel. The space rock began to break up as it reached its terminal speed, the force of Earth’s gravity unraveling the unique alien ship around the grey blob. Its tentacles slowly loosened their hold, until the meteor was practically dust, eroded away as it travelled down toward the ocean. The blob braced for impact.

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