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PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2019
Oliver Smith, an accomplished astronomer, had always dreamt of making an earth-shattering find. One day, by echoing sound waves into the vast universe, he received a reply.
“Tellurian. You have induced illegal contact.”
Oliver’s stomach knotted up.
“Nevertheless, we are not ungenerous. You have twenty seconds.”
“For what?” Oliver trembled before his discovery.
“Vocalising anything you want. Your words will determine the next sequence of events.”
Oliver concentrated, the importance of the task crushing him. He decided to follow the...
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