One of my Halloween stories from a few years ago that started with this image. The longish short story is in development to turn into a novel. It all started with this image:
ALL THAT I AM – is a science fiction story of approximately 8,630 words.
“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” –Aldous Huxley
Not her job; it became her duty. When everyone, including those she loved, was killed… it left the mission for her to complete. But it goes badly wrong. Iris, a messenger, intending to warn and save mankind, didn’t make it in time. Injured and found by a cruel, depraved man and locked away in a secret room where she remained unconscious amid a swirl of vague, painful memories of when she’d been human.
Awakened to blood and violence to find that instead of the three decades of preparation she was to deliver humanity, the world doesn’t know it’s on the brink of an invasion that will enslave mankind turning them into livestock for the predators that had destroyed her planet. Could she still fulfill her most important purpose… the critical part of her mission? And could she become human again?