Post August 05, 2015, 01:28:50 PM

Flash: Kinzua Kid by C.E. Gee

And right on cue, here is a great example of orienting to look at!

"In the spring of 1959, my parents moved us from Anchorage, Alaska to a little company-owned mill-town in Eastern Oregon. I was in my early teens at the time.
Kinzua was the town’s name; it’s a ghost town now."

Though it's not completely clear because we later see "Not normally of a violent nature, I have always been cold-blooded, cautious, prepared –- one of the reasons I later survived the Vietnam War –- one of the reasons."

I just realized the Cell Phone Divide has entered fiction - if a setting is post 1995 or so, someone would at least mention a cell phone, even if it had no signal. So my guess on the time frame is 1980's.

This is great (and something I need to remember in my own writing!) because we don't have to spend half the plot trying to figure out where and when we are. Rule of thumb says you don't assume aliens visiting Earth unless told, though "supernatural" beings get to always lurk.

So less'see what else is going on ...

... and we're told it's aliens!

So a not unheard of shift in direction, but it's always good for a chuckle when something from mythology turns out to be alien.

So, a pleasant little fable!