Ed had never been abducted by aliens before, so he wasn’t sure what it should feel like. All he knew for sure was the entire experience was shrouded in some kind of mist. There were vague memories of flashing lights and probes, but he was fighting hard to repress those. Over all it was a humiliating collage of images. There was a lot of laughing and music. At one point he was sure he heard ‘Celebration’ by Kool and the Gang.
What Ed found especially troubling were his alien captors. They were nothing like the aliens he’d seen on TV, all smooth and thin with large eyes. His were a motley band of all shapes and sizes, large noses and fur. Lots of fur.
Ed held his head in his hands. He was suffering from a thundering headache. What was he going to do? It was too weird to tell his roommates. They wouldn’t believe him anyway. And he didn’t want to be known as one of those alien abduction nut jobs. Up until now he never even believed in aliens.
There was a knock at his door. Ed groaned as the knocking echoed through his brain. His two roommates peeked inside. They were both giggling.
“You okay buddy?” asked Ramiel.
“We wanted to check on you, you know, after last night. See if you’re okay,” said Mike.
Ed’s moaning incited another round of giggling. Ed grunted, “what happened last night?”
“You don’t remember? We spiked your coffee with vodka. You were so hammered, you passed out watching ‘Muppets from Space’,” said Ramiel.
Ed fell back on his bed. “I hate you guys,” he said.
Mike and Ramiel exploded with laughter and left the room. Ed thought his brain might explode, but he never felt so relieved in his life.