CRITD: Beyond the Borders – What I submitted and what inspired O.W.L.S.
The next anthology in the Crossroads in the Dark series is coming soon. I submitted my story O.W.L.S., which is a sci-fi story. I’ve wanted to do something dealing with aliens for a long time but I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to, but I made it work.
This particular story revolves around a woman being torn between reality and her belief she’s losing her mind. It’s a short story. You will find yourself questioning just along with her. You may even feel for her if you’ve ever had similar things occur. I wrote this inspired by how many alien experiences mentioned owls, yes the bird, or seeing them. The large eyes of the bird mimic the same description of the large-eyed greys.
There are tons of theories that are on the internet, some connecting owls to aliens and then on to Atlantis. Some say aliens shapeshift into owls to watch over humans. Some even say it’s just the human mind becoming confused with what the being is experiencing, blurring the birds and the well-known description of greys. Whatever the case may be, I was instantly inspired when looking around the net and my own library researching for what I could do.