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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Today's Free Sci-Fi Story Idea



RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES!
The USDA and agriculture officials across the U.S. have issued warnings about unsolicited shipments of foreign seeds and advised people not to plant them. Officials are concerned the mystery seeds, which appear to have originated in China, could be invasive plant species.
My first thought was, “Didn’t Frank Herbert use something like this in The White Plague? Terrorists spreading their bio-engineered killer disease by spraying the spores on currency, then mailing the cash to people selected at random? Being free money, people couldn’t resist the temptation to open the envelopes and handle the bills?’

But then I had a better thought:
What if these packages of mystery seeds aren’t really being sent from China? What if they’re being sent out by aliens, who are here to “terraform” the Earth to be more suitable for their species? What if this is all part of a brilliantly insidious plan to use social engineering to co-opt humans into helping carry out their evil plan?!   
Over to you...

~brb

4 comments:

Mark Keigley said...

....that has....potential....

ray p daley said...

Mysterious seeds you don't want & aren't allowed to plant? What might happen if people were to burn these?

Tom Jolly said...

The Alien theory of terraforming actually makes a lot more sense than "China sending invasive species". I imagine magazines are going to see a big influx of stories about this now that you've opened up the bag and let the Pods out.

GuyStewart said...

Sort of how David Gerrold's WAR AGAINST THE CHTORR started...