They Came from the Sea

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Here we are again and this week we’re gathered near the sea. We’ve come together to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and be inspired by the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Sandra Crook. Thanks, Sandra.

To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link given below, then on the smiling blue frog. Next, follow the given directions. The link for this week’s stories is as follows:

26 April 2019

Genre: Science Fiction

Word Count: 97 Words

They Came from the Sea by P.S. Joshi

It was a dark, quiet night. A sizeable flying ship glided onto the water near the beach.

A door slid open on the side, and tall, thin beings stepped out. Special suits protected them from the salt water and contaminated air.

In their Deluvian language, the commander reminded them.

“Remember, drape the Deluvian plant on the fence so it can rapidly spread and purify the Earth’s atmosphere, soaking up all harmful substances. We need to save this planet as a universal water source. Ours is drying up, and other inhabited planets won’t share. Let’s hope Earth will.”









53 thoughts on “They Came from the Sea

  1. Thanks, John. If they want us to share our water, they won’t do anything to harm us so I’d guess the harmful substances are the ones we breathe in every day. They’re going to clean up the air and water for us. Their scientists have been working on this plan for years. They flew here so their technology is far beyond ours. It’s more like Vulcan’s. They beat Vulcan to us. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  2. So the Deluvian people want our water, when we don’t have enough four our over populated planet? Does POTUS know? He can come up with a deal, charging nominal amount for use of water for natives and get a multi trillion dollar intergalactic water deal. We don’t know if Deluvians will be interested.

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    • Thanks, Abhijit. That was a great reply. They are ahead of us in scientific development so I’m guessing they are going to find a way to get more water on Earth. We could do it if we would get busy and work at capturing the rainwater and conserving. We could build more desalination facilities. The contaminated atmosphere is part of the problem. 🙂 — Suzanne


  3. How inventive! Indeed, we are so used to our abundant supply of water that we don’t even think about it–at least in some parts of our world. In other parts, it’s vastly different.Dry, arid wasteland, or water so impure that it can’t be consumed. Something to think about, for sure.

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    • Thanks, Linda. We’re sitting here in the heat waiting for the monsoon in June so that came to mind. Parts of India are in trouble concerning the water conditions. We need a really good monsoon in this area and many others.. —- Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Jade. Let’s hope not although many of us are thoughtless when it comes to animal life and saving resources. Sadly, I think the earth can heal itself without alien aid but we may not survive. 😦 — Suzanne


  4. Living as I do in a continent which is classified as 70% arid or semi-arid, and is the driest inhabited continent on the planet, I really hope the Deluvians don’t want any of my water. Anyhow do we really trust them? Despite all that, I love your story, Suzanne.

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    • Thanks, Margaret. Parts of India are dry or in difficulty also. Every year we hope for a good monsoon. Maybe the Deluvians can help as their scientific knowledge is ahead of ours. Apparently, their troubles began long before ours and they’ve been working on the solution longer. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  5. I’m sure we’d welcome them with open arms, steal the plant from then and then kick them out. Their approach cannot succeed on planets with life if they are ethical, taking too much water out of the planetray system will harm it more than the climate change we made ourselves. They should learn to extract water from other sources. Thought-provoking story, Suzanne.

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  6. I like the choice of Deluvian (as in antediluvian =pre-flood=the time period before Noah and the Ark in the Bible.). It calls to mind the flood now predicted to come as a result of global warming, as well as how welcome water is when it is scarce (ie the flooding of the Nile.)

    As convenient as such a visit would be for ensuring our plant’s future, I’m not sure I trust the aliens to keep our species’ interests at heart

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  7. Thanks, Andrea. You could be right. Things done in secret are suspect. These aliens are strangers as they haven’t sent a message beforehand. This is a nervous time for people. Action needs to be taken but not recklessly. —- Suzanne


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