Space Girl Blues
by Bruce Pavalon
A young man with a troubled past falls in love with a young woman who believes she’s been abducted by aliens and that one of her alien abductors has fallen in love with her.
Chapter 4: Dream #1
Stars twinkle in the winter sky over a snow-covered suburban subdivision lined with modest homes. A five-year old girl silently sleeps. Her collection of Little Ponies watches her from a shelf. A bright light shines in her window, and the window slowly slides open.
One by one, the Geico Gecko, Chef Boyardee, the Michelin Man, the Morton Salt Umbrella Girl, Cap’n Crunch and the Jolly Green Giant climb through her window into her room. The girl’s eyes open. She sits up and sees the corporate mascots. They are happy to see her. They joyfully dance around her bed. The girl giggles, then laughs.
The Pillsbury Doughboy climbs through the window and stands on the sill. All the commercial characters stop dancing, and the girl stops laughing. The Doughboy rubs his belly and giggles. The icons grab the girl’s arms and legs. The girl attempts to scream, but the Green Giant’s hand covers her mouth before she can make a peep.
Copyright © 2015 by Bruce Pavalon