Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Invasion

Short Story by H.G. Stratmann

This is a humorous story with essentially 3 acts. In the first the President and her Cabinet debate whether or not to make contact and there is some amusing dialog there but it isn't great. The second is absolutely hilarious where they actually do make contact with some aliens who may have been Nigerian princes in another lifetime, and the third is a bit of a letdown after the first two, but contains the main idea of the story, which is sort of funny, but could have been done better. This was a fun story, and I'll certainly be recommending it to some people but it doesn't leave me all fuzzy afterward. With a different ending and smoother prose it could have been perfect. 3 out of 5

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