Ashes to Ashes

Prompt #3 – Stasis

You step onto the balcony, careful not to trip over the mess of wires running across the floor.

Not one single person arrived to greet you when you first came through the portal. You haven’t seen a soul for hours. Everything seems to be in working order– computers humming away and all the lights on. If this place was abandoned, it was abandoned recently.

You look out through the viewing window.

It takes you a long moment to decipher what you’re seeing.

Electricity crackles across a massive form, stasis keeping it captive and half suspended in midair. It hardly fits in the multistory room it’s enclosed in. You can’t even tell how they got it in there in the first place.

Then its eye opens.

One word draws out of the creature’s mouth, low and echoing. It vibrates through you as if it wasn’t only just sound.

It’s your name.

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This is Amy with an alien inspired by David Bowie’s “Ashes to Ashes” music video for PaperDemon’s art RPG Halloween challenge.