Fear of discovery. A potent motivator for Kat to stay hidden under cover of darkness. She sensed the approaching humans, their searchlights glowing orange, coming dangerously close now.
Wishing she'd listened to her mother about staying on earth too long, she folded her luminous white angel wings about her. Shivering in the tree top, she felt trapped.
Hoping to remain undetected until sunrise, she nestled deeper into the dense branches, suddenly longing for the comfort of her mother's famous chocolate pudding.
The helicopter's infrared beam locked onto her shape. Loud, excited voices drifted up from below, "Catch it alive!"
Word count - 99
Copyright 2009 - Written by Rose H. in response to this weeks prompts from the Genre Shorties Group.
A SciFi story of 100 words or less using at least two of the following words: glowing, darkness, fear, pudding, orange.