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Am I the only human in the village?

It started out so normally. A (wet) walk down to the post office with Goldie.
But something was wrong. It was too quiet. No sounds. No movement. And then I began to see them.
Where the people had been, were now distorted, horrible monstrosities.
I could only think that aliens had landed.
Converting the villagers into these strange, scarecrow-like figures.
Not a single human being in sight.
Everyone, everyone I knew, all gone.
At first I thought they were like statues...
But as I turned my back, I'm sure one moved.
We reached the post office, saw lights... but decided to run. They were coming after us.
I didn't know if I'd make it back home. But I'm here. Things seem so normal. There's nothing on the radio, just the ordinary news. Could I have dreamed it? No - I have the photographs.

ADDED LATER IN HASTE They're coming. I can hear them. At least half a dozen, moving with a strange, shambling step. I don't think I can keep them out. They're in the house. It's no use, they

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  1. Oh well...it was nice knowing you :-)

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  2. I think you need to lie down.

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  3. Brian, it's OK at my end of the village......they haven't got as far as Redlands yet. Hopefully we will continue to to remain safe!
    Sarah

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  4. Please note, Sarah, it's only a matter of time. No one can escape. Embrace straw.

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    The entity Brian Clegg is now fully assimilated - sorry, fully recovered. (Note to self: buy earthling keyboard with backspace key.) There will be no more silly talk of aliens taking over. The photographs above are clearly Photoshopped.

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