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Alien Encounter At McDonald's
Close Encounter Of The Burger Kind
Until now, I've written nothing but non-fiction pieces and product reviews for HubPages. That said, in honor of this being my 80th hub, I've decided to expand my repertoire a bit and write some amusing fiction in form a poem that will go on for several chapters, as a story.
I'm not sure why I chose aliens as my topic. I think it's because I've been watching the Twilight Zone marathon all day and aliens are a big part of that series. I've also always had an interest in space and planets. For the record, I believe that there is life out there given how many planets exist, but I'm not sure I believe that aliens are like the ones we see on TV. Still, I like to keep an open mind about these things and wanted to have a little fun with my writing.
With that, I bring you Alien Encounter In McDonald's. Enjoy!
Would You Like Some UFOs With That?
It was New Year's Eve and I
Had a strong hankering for a
Big Mac with fries.
I knew I shouldn't be eating this
But I was about to party, anyway,
So who really cared, right?
I walked down to the nearest McDonald's
(I like to think that the walking negated the calories)]
And ordered up my burger, along with a large fries
And a milkshake
(McD's milkshake are deadly, but delish!)
Then left to walk home,
Pulling my coat around me as the
Wind whipped across my face.
About halfway home,
I passed by the empty lot
Where new condos are being built.
I'm not sure why anyone would
Want to buy a condo on this particular corner
Because it's right near the bus stop and a bar
But I digress.
Anyway, it was getting pretty late and dark
And I saw a strange, red light coming from inside the lot.
I do live in the city so there are always weird lights,
But this light didn't seem to be attached to anything.
The reasonable part of me told myself to keep on walkin',
But I was bored and curious and a little concerned
That some kids were about to blow up a firecracker
I mean, if kids are going to be blowin' up stuff right
Near my house,
I should stop them, right?
Er, no ... I wasn't really trying to be a hero here.
I was just bored.
I cautiously entered the lot, wondering
Where the heck everyone was this evening.
I mean, it was frakkin' New Year's and the streets
Probably everyone went to Times Square, I reasoned.
I never, ever plan to go because it's cold and there are
But people always go anyway.
Still, it was kind of creepy being on this dead
With this weird, red light shining at me.
By the way, did I mention that the light seemed to move...
... without me seeing anyone or ANYTHING, for that matter,
I slowly walked toward the light, drawn to its unusual nature,
Watching as it went up and down and spun in a circle.
My eyes followed its every move, kind of the same way
My cat acts when I hold up a laser light for her to chase.
Only I didn't meow and chase my tail in the process!
Anyway, I watched this light for what seemed to be eternity,
Unable to move from my spot.
Finally, just as I was about to leave, I
Felt a tug on my coat.
I tried to run,
But my feet were glued to the ground.
And when I managed to turn around, I saw,
A tiny, green man,
Smiling up at me...
... a french fry, dangling from his lips.
He STOLE my dinner!
(Will NaomiR retaliate? Stay tuned for Part II)
Aliens At McDonald's, Next Chapters
- Alien Encounter At McDonald's, Part II
Here's Part II of my fictional alien encounter at McDonald's. NaomiR still hasn't gotten her food back, but has gotten on the alien's bad side. Uh-oh!