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The Martians
by Patricia Kings

"Look Aidy, what do you think that is?"

A silver disc was circling overhead making a humming noise like an oversized bee. Yellow lights were flashing causing James to blink.

The cows ran in panic towards the gates as the object landed, making a whirring  sound. The doors slid open, and two green figures emerged. Their eyes were red and shiny. Their feet were webbed - just as well as one stepped into a cow pat and uttered a Martian expletive in a metallic voice. The smell of rotting vegetation permeated in the air.

Addie and James hid behind the hedge, too frightened to breathe, but the cows were now curious and surrounded the pair. The Martians waved their arms about then scrambled back on board.