SF Drabble #12 “First Impressions”

The ship was immense, an inverted bowl shape with a dozen landing struts a hundred feet tall, and it set down astride the highway out of Dakar. Which was an inconvenience, at least until the UN decided it was safe to reopen the road. Then everyone with a car took it upon themselves to drive back and forth under the thing taking camera phone video. There were a lot of accidents.

Later, when they learned to speak our language, we asked why they landed there. They said that they considered landing in Central Park, but it just seemed so cliche.

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