"Human." The word was coughed out from the failing
strength of the once-powerful reptilian.
These two had shared their long years of the
graveyard posting on this howling desert. The
reptilian had long fantasized about the true nature of
the Earthling. If only he might have hoped for a
shape-shifter, a secret vampire, or even one of these
wolf things from Earth.
Now he sadly watched all these hopes fade faraway
as watched his partner leave with the last of the good
water, of the energy cells, of everything.
"Oh yes, only human!" he said and reached for the
Human was published in
UFO Gigolo, Jan 2014.