Author’s Note: Diana over at Mythos of the Mirror has a new challenge for November. The theme is Non-Human Point of View. You must write from the point of view of a creature that doesn’t exist in the “real” world.

And here are her rules for the challenge:
Don’t tell us what the creature is. Let us “experience” it through its thoughts and actions.

Write a killer opening line and first paragraph. Hook readers so they’ll click over to your site to finish reading.

Images are fine, but don’t include “the creature” in the image. The point is to “show” with your words.

Aim for under 500 words, but honor your muse.

Be creative. Keep it family-friendly.

And most of all, have fun. With all that out of the way, here’s mine: 


I am nothing special.

I am nothing strange.

I am the same. Same as her. Same as him. Same as you.

Same is me.

I don’t know why they stare at me. Watch me. Fear me. I don’t know why.

Don’t they know they should be stared at? They should be watched? They should be feared.

They are something unusual They are something strange.

They don’t look like me. They are so unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I don’t know how to process their misplaced features. Their absent visual feelers. Their obscenely small maws. Their clawless digits. Their garbled speech patterns.

What are they?


Why do they keep looking at me? Why do they keep poking me and stabbing me with strange bits of metal? What do they want from me?

How can I get away?

Is there a way to escape?

How can I get away?

How can I return to my home?

My home is so far away.

A November Writing Challenge

10 thoughts on “They

    1. Thank you so much!

      Humans as a whole will freak out over a creature that does not mesh with their idea of normal. But the creature doesn’t see themselves as abnormal. They’re just another specimen of their species. I liked being able to explore that a little in this story. 🙂

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