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Follow Like Sheep
A research spaceship landed on a remote hillfarm and the occupants took on the appearance of the first natives they encountered. The visitors liked the innocuous creatures and after a few weeks, had settled comfortably into their warm, woolly coats.
When dogs came and herded the sheep into the back of a lorry, the visitors were intrigued. But as they neared the abattoir, their highly-tuned senses registered the horror ahead. They burst out of the lorry and fled.
It was only when they changed back to themselves, well away from the barbaric planet, that they realised some earth-sheep had come too.
© Siobhán McNamara