It came upon a midnight clear, one dark and dreary night with no moon.
Nobody had any idea. They slept soundly in their beds, they drank loudly in their bars. They fogged windows as heat and passion built in quiet places off backroads. They screamed and yelled in broken relationships, they hummed lullabies and read stories to young ones while tucking them in. They blared their televisions or car radios.
All of them were oblivious, they not one of them paid attention.
Off in the distance of a Midwestern horizon, a gentle hum began to break the silence.
Tickled by the lack of attention, the noise made it’s way across the open sky.
Gently pacing the miles, covering the distance in easy time, the Noise began it’s descent over the Texas Plains.
The open wilderness of Texas seemed the perfect place to start fresh.
Nobody would notice, nobody would see, nobody would care.
With smooth strategy, the Noise finally landed.
It was quiet and still for miles.
Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr a metallic sort of sound resonated, as a door opened washing the field in a rectangular pattern of light.
“Planet Earth.” The tall mysterious traveler thought aloud, as she stepped softly out of her vessel onto the grassy earth.
The sounds of creatures filled the air like music. From chirping crickets to the shivering shake of a Rattlesnake tail.
Closing her eyes, taking a deep breath, she listened with overwhelming awe.
Suddenly the stench of cattle came alive in her awareness, as she gagged.
Coughing and sputtering, the traveler looked anxiously about for the first time.
To her disdain, cattle finally began cry out and run, as though awakening from a daze.