Imagine you are in Switzerland. You take a walk in a beautiful flower-filled meadow below the craggy peaks of the Alps.
While walking through the meadow, you come across a herd of cows in a fenced pasture. Curious about the bells they wear, you climb the fence to take a close-up of the cowbell. One cow approaches and to your surprise speaks to you…in your language.
When you get your voice back, you say, “Cows can’t talk.” The cow begs to differ with you.
She tells you her name is Ursula and she was abducted by aliens. They gave her the ability to speak to humans. She said she told them she didn’t actually live with humans, but with cows.
The aliens told her they tried to get a human, but failed. They were teeny-tiny beings. Also, unbeknownst to them, they also smelled like dog poop.
Their message was very important for humans, but they couldn’t stay any longer. So, Ursula was their only hope. They said after she delivered the message, she’d go back to normal.
Immediately after this abduction, Ursula’s herd was taken up to a summer mountain pasture where they were left to graze. Few humans visited and those who did, didn’t get close enough, since Brutus, the bull, was also in the pasture.
Ursula tried to talk to the lead cows, Abigail and Heidi, about her dilemma. That’s when she discovered she could no longer speak cow either.
Ursula was in trouble. You’re the first human who’s come close enough to hear her.
Your Story Photo Challenge question:
What is the important message Ursula needs to deliver?
Story Photo Writing Challenge (choose one):
- Write out a dialogue between you and Ursula about the alien’s message to humans.
- Write a description of the aliens.