And I like that Lillie McFerrin who seems to be in charge of it all. She's a good egg. So I thought I'd give it a go and this week her theme is PIRATES. Now, you'd think with a theme like that and a penchant for historical romance I'd be swashbuckling your ass. But no. I was in a gloomy frame of mind and decided to plump for human trafficking and lascivious space pirates. Yeah.
When she slept she dreamt of fetid darkness, the heat of women’s bodies pressed too close in the heavy wooden crates which groaned like a chorus of tortured men as they shuddered with the motion of the ship.
“Awake, Subject 13097087.”
Opening her gritty eyes she stared up at the bulbous face of one of Them - the creatures whose vast ships had turned the skies black, who had sucked the world dry and stowed Earthlings like toy soldier regiments in this vast hull.
Thrusting a bar of food into her hands, the creature mechanically moved its antennae over her trembling body, searching for bruises, injuries, anything which would damage its acquisition.
Its high pitched click of approval brought a strangled scream rushing up into her throat; her last thought was of the other ship, of darkness, of rough hands and death.