Many thanks to Dale for this week’s photo-prompt, which reminds me of a classic children’s story.
The halo effect around the lamp has a warm spiritual feel of peace. However, I have gone for a Sci-Fi story this week.
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The Nurse, the Virus and the Wormhole
The lamp is on as a signal that all is well.
Nurse Gladys stared towards the Milky Way, looking for the return flash of plasmatic light. She was waiting for a vaccine delivery from Anolion; shivering, she pulled her coat collar up.
Two years ago, the Anolie materialised through a wormhole to gorge on Earth’s vegetation. Unfortunately, Gladys’ sons were the first of millions to die from a virus contracted from these aliens.
The Blue-Lighted packet appeared, it contained Vaccine and Anolie eggs.
The agreement was one of coexistence and to share resources.
Gladys smiled, she loved roasted Anolie.