Interview with the alien

An interview, that’s all we need to know them

Don’t think even for a moment that all of this went fast. No, the red button of fear needed to be touched softly and the fear to grow slowly inside you, like a flower or the grass in a garden. The elite was born from a forced gastric lavage, a regurgitation of the past that led to political vomit. Without ideas or political ideals emerged, from this nothingness pond, our Head of the State. He was a successful functional illiterate with an idiotic smile that the mass immediately recognised as their own.


We have to admit that, in recent times, the Head started losing consensus. Without metastasis and dead leaves to cut and burn, the mass would have soon understood that what he actually painted on the gypsum wall that sustained him was just a bunch of lies. That’s why that explosion scared everyone but not the Head. When Maria left her glove on top of the railing of her apartment, she would never guess she was going to be the eyewitness of the Fenix rebirth.

Going back to the Head’s speech, it began slowly as always, gradually starting with the phrases that made him famous and continuing with the list of undesirable people; his speech ended with the promise that soon the situation would change drastically for “those individuals”.

The Fenix, graphic by Daniele Frau for Go back to the future.
The Fenix, graphic by Daniele Frau.

An interview

Some aliens from the future were called, pulled by the jacket and brought to TV, ready to say how grateful they were to the regime in a simple interview. One, in particular, was a handsome middle-aged man with written on his face the sadness and the disappointment of someone that jumped 100 years back for nothing.

“Ok, Mr Alien, exactly where are you coming from?”

Asked the ash-blond hair presenter.

“Well, we’re coming from all over the country.”

The presenter looked at the audience and blinked.

“Yes, yes, but you know what I mean. WHERE are you from?”

This time, the man seemed to understand what the presenter asked him and why he was called for an interview at all. He blinked with both eyes, bothered.

“We- we’re coming from the future.”

A long vowel of surprise pass like a shockwave inside the TV studio, under the smug look of the presenter.

“So eventually, you’re coming from the future, and can I ask you why you didn’t stay there? Our experts told us they tried all their best to leave a message for you in the future, telling you to stay there and don’t come.”

The man blinked again and pressed his hands hard on the armrest.

“See, we don’t have any water or food in the future. The war and these hateful walls, they just…”

The presenter stopped him before he could go further, smiling nervously. The interview was going slightly out of control.

“Ah, ah, which war are you speaking about? And you didn’t answer my question: did you or did you not receive a message from the past?”

The alien from the future couldn’t lie and started nodding with a guilty face.

“Yes, we received it; it’s preserved like a relic inside our Church of the Past. It’s exactly because of that relic that our best scientist Archi decided to create what you call the Time Machine.”

The presenter got closer to the alien so that her beautiful gold chain with a small heart jingled a bit.

“I’m curious. How do you call the Time Machine, instead?”

This time, the man didn’t blink but turned to the presenter with a look full of pride.

“We call it the ‘Gate of the Ancestors’.”

This is the end of The Interview, continue to read the rest of Go back to the future, written by Daniele Frau and illustrated by Gabriele Manca, Dmq Productions. All the rights for the story and the illustrations are kept by the respective owners.

Continue to read The Message and discover more about the Gate of the Ancestors!

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The importance of reading, graphic by Daniele Frau.
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