The Third Kind or a Different Kind?

PHOTO PROMPT © Fleur Lind

The day had been too long and the late evening drive unwanted.  The pink sunset was more of a distraction than an inspiration.

And then I saw it.

Headlights coming towards me but too high off the ground to be a car. 

A large semi? 

No, even too high for that.

And then I noticed the odd glow even higher up.

“Honey, what are you doing?”

I pointed at the glow.

“The reflection of your mobile?”

“The lights…”

“The construction lights on the bridge? Now get back in our lane.”

I knew I shouldn’t have watched Close Encounters last night.

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word count = 100

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73 thoughts on “The Third Kind or a Different Kind?

  1. authorfleurl

    I don’t like night driving, the road always looks different and those oncoming lights are so distracting. You’ve nailed the expectation that he’s going to get gobbled up by a ufo…love the last line. Well done!

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      1. Na'ama Yehuda

        But OF COURSE many of the little wings are fairies (in or out of disguise). :) As for the unicorns, I know a child who believes that horses are unicorn who left their horns at home “so people not be fussy over them” :)

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      1. trentpmcd Post author

        Maybe mashed potato sculpting will become a big thing on FF…. lol, in this case I would follow Richard Dreyfuss’ example in trying to recreate Devil’s Tower. Poor Teri Garr, just didn’t understand.

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        1. authorfleurl

          Indeed!
          That movie is a classic. It was on TV recently. It was such a blast back to the past…remembering the first time I saw it and the wow look I had when the mothership rocked up at the end. Such a good movie. The mashed potato could definitely be a thing on FF ..lol

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  2. Bill

    Well told, Trent.
    I was distracted by the left lane driving, also.
    I have seen lights coming toward me that I was certain were in my lane. That illusion was usually the result of road curves, unnoticed at night. Time to pull over and let her drive.

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong

    And yet, I have seen things in the sky. One turned out to be the space station which was REALLY BIG and was literally directly overhead. And another one was an experimental plane in Arizona. But … there were a few other things that I’ve never been able to explain.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yeah, I get it with Mary Poppins. Did you ever see the “Scary Mar Poppins” trailer on YouTube? If not, look it up. Yes, Mary Poppins was one of the scariest movies of all times…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m sure all sorts of things like reflections get reported, or at least told to friends – “Really! I saw one!” Always watch the road, no matter how many spaceship are flying about out there…. Thanks.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I do love the movie, and when Richard Dreyfuss first sees the UFOs and chases them all over (I forget Indiana? Ohio?) is perhaps my favorite part of the movie. Well, except for the Orchestra/Arp 2500 duet -as you said, “Du du du du duuuuu”

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I think we all start to believe after watching too many, and are a little disappointing that it wasn’t really a spaceship come to take us away…
      The photo does lend itself to sci-fi

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