Cubes for Fri Jan 01 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The rain

The reporter1 wasn’t believing any of it.

“I’m telling you! It had the head of a bug2!” Brian proclaimed.

“Umm, hmm”, replied the reporter, wondering why he always got stuck with the crazies, “and what where you doing before stumbling upon this alien?”

"I had just arrived at checkpoint3 three. I’ve been canoeing4 down the river for a few days, stopping at various checkpoints.

"Anyway, I was setting up camp for the night and a bright light5 lit up the tree line. It was so bright.

“I went to check it out and stumbled on a space ship! Some kind of door6 opened in its side and a beast7 came out. It was huge. Wore a shiny suit with strange symbols8 on it. And the head… I ran away as fast as I could.”

“What about your head?” the reporter cut in?

“Wha…?”

“Your head? It’s covered in a rash9. Did you fall into poison ivy or something?”

“I… I don’t know. I don’t remember falling into anything. I don’t even remember the rain starting. Just running as fast as I could. Must’ve been been pounding because all my stuff is soaked through.”

The reporter’s head tilted to one side. It had been raining for 3 weeks straight.