My Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge!
Amy closed her eyes. It was revoltingly beautiful, but she couldn’t tell Susie that, or could she? She’d find out soon enough, when they came for them.
Mommy, I want to go see the pink lights! Please Mommy, let’s go closer!
Amy shuddered. The glowing translucent tube like structure was sucking out the insides of every human being on Earth, resulting in the “pink lights” that Susie was now admiring from afar.
The resistance had failed, armies had been wiped out, terrified citizens of the world had finally given up and uselessly locked themselves in cellars and underground shelters.
She had managed to keep Susie safe from the horrors that awaited, but not any more and so she took out the sleeping pills. They were here….any minute now.
She jerked upright and the pills went rolling.
Derek? But how? He was taken long ago with the rest of the resistance.
Bloodstained but smiling, and in his eyes for the first time since the invasion, hope.