Devotion
by Jonathan Herzog

#181

Inhabitant of another world—face masked, perhaps with human skin or surgically alter’d human shape, but body alien beneath robes. Having reached earth, tries to mix with mankind. Hideous revelation.





Excerpt
I continue to fear the repercussions of out treatment of subject Alpha. If members of his government on M’Naar do strike out at us because they want their craft returned to them, we could all be in serious danger. I fear the repercussions will be even greater should he still be imprisoned when they arrive. The diplomatic implications could be catastrophic. Subject Alpha has neither committed nor been charged with any crime, yet remains our prisoner, if a cooperative prisoner. I hope that his continued internment here does not bring destruction down upon our heads.

About the Author

Jonathan Herzog graduated from Emory University in 2005 with a degree in creative writing. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.