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Writing Challenge – What if viruses were an alien life form?

You killed my people but we shall conquer all!

You killed my people but we shall conquer all!

Everyone always tends to think of aliens as the sort of creatures portrayed in Star Trek or Star Wars, or any other science fiction TV and movie series. But … what if aliens were already here? What if they were viruses?

How would the alien aspect then work? Would the virus be a collective intelligence, working to take over the world? Are we trying to wipe out a ‘race’ of refugees who are seeking nothing but safety? Have they been trying to communicate with us? Do they even realise that we are here, viewing everyone that they infect as a whole different galaxy, maybe even a universe?

Do they view us a diseases? Hosts that try to destroy them by introducing medicines that – to them – are invaders, genocidal killers from a place they were totally unaware of? What does it feel like to see your loved ones killed, whole generations of your culture wiped out?


About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7.


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