Oooh, that smell!
1st Place in Derby #357: Meat, with 226 votes!
I saw a light in the field and walked towards it. Then, everything went blank. I awoke some time later - maybe an hour, a day, a week? I don't know. What I do know is that I was inside an alien spacecraft.
The first thing I noticed was the smell. It was like the locker room at a gym for smoked meats, a sauna frequented only by the kobe beef steaks, a hot car stuffed with nothing but delicious ribs. It was amazing - a hint of smoke, a hint of pepper, just a spritz of lime and onion, but not enough to make my eyes water. I wondered at that moment if I'd died and gone to Heaven on barbecue night. The odor was thick enough to eat, and I wanted to eat it! I wanted to eat whatever was making that smell so bad.
Oh, and there were aliens and tools and they did some stuff, blah blah blah. Look, you guys, the thing that really got my attention was the smell, okay?