The Cloud! It Came from Cyberspace!
Far worse than The Blob, an ever accreting molten meteor that devoured every carbon-based life form it encountered, The Cloud appeared among unsuspecting earthlings.
Initially, I was a little foggy about The Cloud. Everyone was. I knew something of clouds—cirrus, cumulus, nimbus, stratus, but a little knowledge is, as always, dangerous. Once, I saw a cloud in the image of the Virgin Mary. (She had been known to appear in person from celestial clouds—more dramatic, yet less earthy & fun than Venus’ springing from the foam of the sea.)
Soon,The Cloud consumed everything: contacts, contracts, pictures, bank statements, tax returns. As it absorbed my cyber self, I was not in Seventh Heaven or on Cloud 9.
A hazy pall enveloped me. Things are transparently opaque. Resistance is futile.
Perhaps this dark Cloud has a silver lining? Maybe if one is an identity thief from China or Belarus.
People of earth look to the sky. Danger awaits, but not from non-carbon based life forms.
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