H.R.R. Gorman of Let Me Tell You the Story of… won the April 10th Aether Prompt, with some out of this world microfiction:
Her knees bent and she landed. Her voice blathered foreign noises which my helmet translated, “Are you human?”
Clumsy in low gravity, I failed to stick my landing. My broken translator only worked one way, so I said nothing and lowered my visor to show my human face.
She cackled. “You’re cuter than the prophecies said.”
Prophecy? Her colony had been lost a long time.
“Come to my village,” she intoned as she beckoned me come, “My father will kill the fatted calf for us.”
I followed, but should I have asked if she was human, too?
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