It appears to be a take of James Blish's "Surface Tension".
A couple of guys are mystified by strange moving lights above, & wondering if they're aliens-bearing spaceships - till one of these strange things drops down & picks them up...
Great ending (but relatively ordinary main part).
Fact sheet.First published: Antipodean SF, #122 (July/August 2008).
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