Friday, August 19, 2011

A Spooky NIght In the Austria Alps

Austria Alps and My Short Dark Science Fiction Inspired by A Spooky Austria Mountain Night

Ray and Sam had been gone for a while, I meant more than an hour in this pitch-dark Austria Alps night.   Earlier when I was out with them, it was so dark that I couldn't make out anyone's face even though they were all standing next to me.  I worried about them.  I knew even though Ray agreed just to go to the rushing river with Sam, there was no guarantee that they would stop there and turn back.  In fact, I knew for sure that they would go further.  Where did they go?  I had no idea.  Ray had a knack for adventure and his clumsiness made me worry.  They could trip in the dark and fell in the rushing river because they only had a headlamp with two small red bulbs in it.  It had other brighter settings yet Ray never used them in nature.  He hated disturbing the wild life.  Now I remembered, the headlamp got damaged during the plane ride and would never shine bright light even Ray wanted it to.  

I stepped outside and looked up to the sky.  Two enormous mountain peaks was hanging over my head through the clouds.  They looked way too close to be real and I felt they would crush on me anytime. I could just imagine that Sam fell into the river and Ray tried to reach down to grab his hand that was slowly moving away.  I could hear Sam's screaming, "Ray, help me!” which was fading as Sam was drifting away.  Of course, in reality, this could not have happened because the river was less than a foot deep.  But I still couldn't get the image of their bodies floating in the river out of my mind.  I decided to go inside and wait for another half hour.  If they didn't show up soon, I would call the police, which I had no idea how to contact them in this small town deep in the Austria Alps.  I didn't even have a phone that worked there.  

After about ten minutes, I looked out the window.  Two red lights are slowly approaching the door.  "They are back!"  I couldn't help to yell.  I ran down stairs and opened the door.  I screamed bloody hell when I saw a robot or a man in a silver spacesuit with two red blinking lights on his helmet walking toward me.  I wanted to get away but it was too late.  He raised his right arm and I was sucked toward him instantly.  In a second, we arrived at the rushing river where my handsome Ray and lovely Sam were lying motionless.  Ten men in space suits stood by the river staring at the two bodies in the river.  A giant spaceship parked next to the river emitting bright white light.  I was stoned. I was beyond surprised.  Yet I still tried to run toward my two beloved family members who looked pale and dreamy like paper-thin straw dolls floating on the surface of the river.  Someone touched my forehead.  My world went black.

Publication News from Fantasy Island Book Publishing:

The Fantasy Island Book Publishing will publish my book “Last Kiss In Tiananmen Square”.  I have handed in my whole manuscript and my nephew, a graphic artist, Jake RIggle is working on a cover.

The following books have been published by Fantasy Island Book Publishing and are available at

Terps by Elaine Gannon
HarBinGer by Anabell Martin
The Rose Tower by Connie J. Jasperson
Don't Feed the Fairies by Eileen Gormley
After Ilium by S. M. Swartz
Heather's Heart by  Douglas A. Sanburn
Whatever Became of the Squishies by Claire Chilton
Children Of The Elementi by Ceri Clark
Emeline and the Muntant by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Miranda Warning by Marilyn Rucker Norrod
Sofia’s Story, The Shattered Seeds by Clu Gallagher
Brother, Betrayed by Danielle Raver
Ednor Scardens by Kathleen Barker
Land Of Nod, The Artifact by Gary Hoover
Losing Beauty by Johanna Garth
The King Of Egypt by  J. J. Makins
The Last Good Knight by Connie J. Jasperson
The Night Watchman Express by Alison DeLuca
Black Numbers by Dean Frank Lappi
Beloved by Patty Sarro


Danielle Raver said...

what a scary vignette!

Danielle Raver said...

What a scary vignette!

Dean Lappi said...

What a wonderful post Lisa! Love the short story! Kind regards

Connie J Jasperson said...

That is one scary story! I didn't expect that turn of events!