It started when they were discovered years ago in Roswell, New Mexico, then publicly denied by the government for decades; all the while growing in popularity in conspiracy theorist and sci-fi lore; but now in the 21 century; the little buds dug up and observed to take form, all over the world was no longer a myth, a working class family in Atlanta or New Delhi or Perth could have one, the little brown buds thought to be only from a crash site near Area 51 were surfacing everywhere and there was nothing the near global police state could do about it - besides they appeared harmless; like a little refer plant in a college dorm closet.
Well the brown buds grew into a walnut or turtle-ish type shell with a black techno-organic core; all with a single blinking red led light.
At first reports, the state run free press thought it was part of a transhuman experiment, but no this was being reported from households world wide.
Then one day they all at once, world wide, levitated and flew out open windows and doors.
Remember when they were found they were just little brown nugs? Over the decades they grew but no more than the size a size 4 futbol.
Once they were out of homes; they linked with their others in the sky, just above the housing line, world wide, and formed a huge floating perimeter; kind of like those bobbing lane dividers in Olympic swimming pools, only these were floating in the sky.
Helicopters were able to fly above them, but when the military tried to remove them by hook or droid or any other mechanism; they wouldn’t budge.
Now just as they went from a feared secret to a novelty and harmless strange curio in the homes of nearly all of the citizens of earth, they never actually were able to be justly be claimed as the cause of illness or harm, nor could they be destroyed or pried open. In fact, thru the decades, it’s been a very macho and comical thing to do; try to get these things open; we somehow intrinsically knew they were organic and not a rock, but weather you steamrolled ‘em or dropped a laser gun on ‘em; no response.
Well now, same thing, no way to move the floating brown walnuts with a now exposed inhuman black tech core with single blinking red light. They just floated in the sky, not in way but there.
So, like all humans throughout time, we got used to it.
Decades later, they suddenly, grew to the size of a 2010 escalade; still brown with the exposed center being revealed, and that red light.
But now they in the way and suddenly menacing.
Like they had been studying us while we were studying them.
The police state tried to get everyone to go back to work, but since this was an immediate gesture; panic, looting, hoarding and Marshall law ensued.
As the hovered around cities forming a no fly zone, the islands that thru tourism had grown to un-sustainability were the first to have humans begin to starve, some regressing to cannibalism.
I had secured shelter for my family and was on the rooftop watching them. Now they moved about, side to side, still floating in a bob like state.
It just occurred to me that they had a front and a rear and….
…. and poof, they details of the dream have now faded and I’m sitting on the can with iPad on lap typing this out to you before 8am on the Saturday morning after Arizona’s 18th birthday.
One last lingering detail; I led a charge to push them down into urban coastal waters; the years of pollution and human garbage made them devolve.
Time for breakfast with the family.