But They Look So Pretty

100 words about terra-forming
picture from Pixabay 

‘Oh, look at them – sparkly purple mega mushrooms. What are they?’

They stand twenty stories tall. When we flew in, I thought they were decorated with millions of fairy lights. We’ve walked close enough to see that the light is travelling in subcutaneous, vein-like channels. The biosuit offers insulation from the outside temperature, yet I know it’s hot. Much too hot for humans to survive.

‘We think their attractive appearance is a disguise. They come in, dazzle people and before anyone knows what’s going on, they’ve turned the planet into a hostile environment. Then their deployers invade and settle.’

‘Terraforming?’

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Thanks for another cracking picture prompt for this week’s FFfAW, PJ!

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Top 3 Stories – November 2015

It’s December? It must mean that I’ve just written 50,000, so I’ll keep this short and to the point:

Which story would you have liked to see on the list?