Benders

      O G Bridgman
Benders

Imagine you are reaching to take that amazing catch, you know you can't quite reach the ball, until you see the ball slowing down in the air. Time is slowing down just for you and now you can reach the ball and win the game for your team. What if time wasn't just slowing down every time you played but it was at school too. What would you with this ability and could you control it?Along the starway of infinity there are millions of planets just like Earth. We need not be concerned with them. There are however many billions more that are not like Earth – these represent the biggest threat to humankind.A slow moving, fragile rudimentary craft from the United States pierced the murky atmosphere of Jupiter on July 4, 2016. Strange cries, shouts and howls were captured by the ships aural detectors. The voices, if indeed they were voices, were not made by carbon based lifeforms. The Space Agency quickly issued reports that derided the cries as nothing more than some sort of interference or radio static.The collective mind of Earthlings however, is beginning to grasp the concept of intelligent life that is not carbon based. Such lifeforms may not even appear to be lifeforms to the primitive brains of the homo-sapiens.
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