"Take us to your leader" - A story in 50 words

in storyinfiftywords •  5 months ago


The burdens of leadership were never so weighty as in that moment. Earth President Lee permitted himself the slightest shudder before advancing toward the alien spacecraft. Would they bring world changing technology or centuries of enslavement? Would a single misstep doom the planet? What a time to be in charge.

So, the randomly generated word this time was 'leadership'. Being in charge comes with perks but in dangerous situations, you're also the one people look to for protection and strength. That means if the aliens come out of the ship firing laser canons, you'll probably be the first one they incinerate during the hostile takeover. Or they really could just be inviting the planet to join a peaceful intergalactic federation. Who knows?

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