Syrai stepped out of the plane as the dust cleared and looked around. Gobs of gooey mass spread evenly across the field, in the same orderly fashion as the humans had been. She leaned down, stuck a probe in the nearest gob, and dropped it into a vial.
“Such a disgrace to science,” Syrai muttered as the tube turned blue. Andos touched her shoulder lightly.
“At least now we will be prepared.”
Syrai shrugged him off and climbed back into the plane. Angry tears glistened in her eyes.
“How dare they destroy their planet, and then try to destroy ours?”
This story is inspired by this week’s #FridayFictioneers picture prompt, hosted by Madison Woods.
It is also inspired by the Bloggy Mom’s Writer’s Workshop, also a picture prompt.
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