(and smell like burning verdigris)
I was lying in bed, on my side, reading and fingering the laptop with one hand. It was sometime after dawn and it was quiet in the room.
I had one of those little irate things that you get on your skin. Not like when its itchy but just enough of a sensation that makes you want to scratch or rub it, more like a tickle than an itch. It was between my index finger and forefinger.
I reach out with the fingers from my other hand to scratch or rub the fucker and to my astonishment, without seeing it, I felt something on my hand! In that blink of a second, I grabbed whatever it was between my fingers and flung it onto the floor beside the bed. I heard it go clunk, clatter, like the sound of a tiny pebble.
Startled, my first thought was that it might have been one of those small jumping spiders.
I examined my fingers but there was no sign of irritation.
I then instinctively had a smell of my hand and - woomf - the most pungent odour - like that of burning jade and pungent verdigris emanated, powerfully, down my nostrils. Real strong, thick, odour, almost nauseatingly pungent, but not malodorous or putrefying. Kind of sticky sweet pungent; yet overwhelming all the same. I sniffed it again, my fingers were stained with the smell and I almost swooned at its pungency.
I scanned the floorboards for the object that I had grabbed between my thumb and forefinger and flung skittering along the floor but nothing was to be seen...
THE ALIENS ARE ONLY ONE CENTIMETRE TALL!
(and smell like ancient pungent verdigris)
Have I been inoculated by an alien?