John H. Carroll
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Written by John H. Carroll. Copyright 2013 Matthew and Juli Spielmen
Cover image created by John H. Carroll. Copyright 2013 Matthew and Juli Spielmen
This story is dedicated to my best friend, who constantly tries to drink from an empty cup.
All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real aliens, living or dead, is purely coincidental . . . so far as you know.
Names have been changed to protect the aliens.
Jillian tried to take a sip of coffee while staring at misspelled words in the story she was editing for a client. It wasn’t until she tilted the cup almost vertical that she realized it was empty. She stared at the bottom of the barren mug before setting it back down with a grunt of disgust. It was the third time her cup had inexplicably gone empty that morning. She could trudge downstairs to make a fresh pot, but didn’t want to. Knowing her, she’d probably load the dishwasher and clean cat puke from the carpet again.