Friday, 2 November 2012


by Adam Lynn

The corn told a story none of the experts wanted to hear.

The boys from NASA stood by and scowled, repeated bad jokes and blamed the farmers.

The farmers stood by and scowled, bitched about the weather and blamed the teenagers.

The journalists stood by and scowled, talked to the NASA boys, farmers and teenagers, and blamed their editors.

Geometric shapes stamped into fields far from home tended to make people nervous and defensive.

So they hunted clues among the churned-up husks and clods of earth, failing, again, to imagine the truth just might be in the gleaming galaxies above.

Author bio: Adam Lynn writes nonfiction for a living but lives to write fiction. Follow him @spark1019.

1 comment:

  1. Nice build, with everybody seeking to place blame elsewhere. The ending sums it up wonderfully.

    Well done. :)