…and brings Science Fiction to Lexio
‘Tis a little known fact that back in 1957 the Russians weren’t content with just putting a dog in outer space. That day, November the 3rd it was, they sent all sorts of animals: an otter, a fennec fox, Laika the dog of course, and a pair of two little bunnies. We don’t know about all these animals because they were kidnapped by aliens. The Russians know it, and deny it. Everyone else didn’t know anything about it, until the descendants of the animals found us, and contacted us.’ Tony Caine, former CIA agent.
A ball of violent light and energy seared through the dark endlessness of space, leaving a trail of stardust and brightness, as though cutting the darkness in half. This kind of haste and purpose was never before seen in this far corner of our very own Milky Way. As the ball came to a sudden and utmost terrifying halt, a chill, iridescent blue light allowed for outside observers to marvel this extraordinary piece of space engineering.
A primitive ball of metal and plastic was seemingly mounted onto two propeller-like structures. The inscription on the ball read ‘Спутник-5’. A small Porthole revealed the occupants of this spacefaring vehicle. They peered through their porthole with intent, as though they were looking for something specific. A thick brown fur coat covered their whiskered faces and their paws looked like mittens. They were otters, gentle river otters in space to be exact.
Their exact destination and goal remain unknown to us. All the same, as they distanced themselves from the window their spherical spacecraft shook powerfully. The two propellers appeared to be absorbing the very molecules of light that resided around them and the ball of light spurred forward into the nothingness just as abruptly as it had come to a halt a few seconds ago. It crushed enormous asteroids in its wake as it rode along at 30 light years per hour.
To be continued…