Trifin – Chapter 1 – The Arrival

The following is a short story experiment created entirely by AI. I gave it a writing prompt and broke it up into several chapters to see what the results would be.

The Trifin had come to the town of Coalfield, West Virginia on a hot summer day, in the year of our Lord, 2023. No one had seen them arrive, but everyone knew they were there. It was like a disturbance in the air, a sense of unease that settled over the town like a thick blanket.

The first sign of their presence was the power outage. The lights flickered and went out, leaving the town in darkness. People stumbled around, trying to find candles or flashlights, and soon they began to hear strange noises outside.

At first, it was just a low hum, like the sound of a distant engine. But then it grew louder, and more complex, like a symphony of alien sounds. People looked out their windows and saw strange lights hovering over the town, pulsing and shifting in colors no human eye had ever seen before.

Some people were afraid, but others were curious. They ventured outside, drawn by the mystery of the Trifin. They gathered in small groups, staring up at the sky, trying to make sense of what they were seeing.

At the edge of town, a group of teenagers stood on a hill, watching the spectacle unfold. They were the kind of kids who liked to push boundaries, to explore the unknown. They were drawn to the Trifin like moths to a flame.

One of them, a boy named Billy, climbed up on a rock and shouted, “Hey, Trifin! Show us what you can do!”

At first, nothing happened. The lights continued to pulse, the hum continued to grow, but there was no response. Then, suddenly, the ground shook.

It was like an earthquake, but it didn’t feel natural. It was too precise, too calculated. The teenagers stumbled and fell, grabbing onto each other for support. When the shaking stopped, they looked around, disoriented.

That’s when they saw it. A giant, metallic structure had appeared in the center of town. It was like nothing they had ever seen before, a towering monument to an alien intelligence. And it was opening.

The Trifin had arrived, and they were about to make their presence known.

AI created image based on descriptions from this chapter.

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