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How Hector F. Payne Saved the World

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 7
Categories: Aliens, Science Fiction

Author

Stephen
Bowkett

Appeared in

Catch Minitales: Short Science Fiction Stories with a Sting!

Story Summary

Hector Fortescue Payne was meticulous, punctual and predictable. The Drogons had a foolproof plan to conquer the earth ... a single seed with one bloom that held thousands of seeds to produce raptor-fruit which would wipe out Earth's bipeds instantly. Every day Hector would pick a flower for his lapel on his way out the door. "Today he picked a rather unusual crimson flower that he could not quite identify."