My life is anything but normal. Then who's is. To get through this life I try to see the funny side of things. This is not a political commentary. My cardiologist says I need to avoid stress. Beside dealing with the government has taught me to curse like a sailor, and I'm trying to clean up my act. Oh if your trying to practice for the spelling bee, don't count on my help, I'm a horrible speller. THANK GOD for spell check. Now, if I would remember to use it.
the last game of the season, John and Amy decided to spend the night
stargazing. Even though he was on
the team and she was in the cheer group, they much preferred a quite
night spent studying the constellations to the loud, mindless parting
of their peers.
By the time they reached the hillside,
the faint sliver of moon had just set. The night was clear with a
darkness so thick you could feel it. A perfect night to watch the
stars. John easily swung the backpack with the telescope and blankets
off his broad back. After handing Amy the blankets, he turned to set
up the telescope. Amy spread the blankets on the ground, her mom's
yellow patchwork quilt seemed to glow against the dark grass. This
had always been her families favorite spot to stargaze, and ever
since she meet John in Astronomy club he had joined her. The
temperature was making a quick run through the 40s as it headed for
the upper 30s. Amy shivered in John's leather varsity jacket and
wrapped it tighter around her body. Pushing her long brown hair back
inside her knitted cap she re-wrapped the long scarf her Aunt made
her. Grabbing the small insulated backpack she had been carrying, she
reached inside and pulled out the big thermos of hot chocolate and
two mugs. She had also brought an assortment of snacks for latter.
The wonderful smell of chocolate drifted to her nose as the steaming
liquid filled the mugs. 'Mmmm, was there anything better than the
smell of chocolate on a cold night?' Turning toward John, Amy
stopped dead and stared at the horizon.
the heck?' She slammed her eyes shut to see if the image would
disappear. But when she opened them the pulsing lights were still there. John turned
toward Amy and his smile froze when he saw her face. 'Oh man.
She's white as a sheet.'
just pointed toward the horizon, as if afraid to make a sound. John
glanced up and his eyes widened in shock. Coming toward them were two lines of pulsating
lights in a wide V shape formation. Behind the lights the stars
seemed to vanish leaving only a black emptiness. The lights slowly
glided across the sky without creating so much as a whisper.
As they moved overhead, a rounded boomerang design became visible
against the starry sky. It was a some kind of craft that seemed to be
almost a mile wide. They continued to watch the giant ship as it
glided over the hill and disappeared behind the tall pines at the
other end of the field.
looked quickly at John to verify he had seen what she did. “Was
that what I think it was?”
nodded and the both said at the same time,
secret Military Plane.” “A WHAT????” turning they stared at each other.
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