Perhaps that was an out-of-proportion hope.
A friend sent me an article yesterday about a drunk man who claimed to be a time traveler from the year 2048, shifted back to warn us about an impending alien invasion. As a writer, I’m skeptical.
He claimed the aliens sent him here, but if the aliens are so awful that he needed to come warn us, why would they send him back to warn them about…them? Terrible plotting.
Then again, his blood alcohol level was sky-high so maybe the whole writing-while-intoxicated thing is a myth borne of very very discreet editors.
Frankly, the article left me with the well-worn more questions than answers. Apparently he asked for the “president of the town.” If our governmental structure has broken down that much by 2048, isn’t that the story?
Ugh. And we’re back to now.
So here’s hoping for an alien invasion? Here’s not hoping for an alien invasion? Here’s indifference to an alien invasion?
I have to admit my curiosity about other life forms from the far-reaches of the universe and the science they use to travel perhaps unwisely outweighs my fear of them.
But at the end of a week like this week, I prefer the possibilities of the absurd to the realities of the absurd.
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4 thoughts on “When Alien Invasion Starts to Sound Good…”
I’ve been in a happy little bubble being trained with a wonderful band of positive and uplifting people – I wish I could bottle some of that optimism and verve for the rest of the world, for we surely need it now.
Love that you’re picking holes in the alien drunk’s plotting though 😀
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So jealous! That sounds really lovely. We could use a ton of that over here, so if you can find a way to bottle and ship it… 🙂
We’ve set up a little online chat group and I’ve been reading some of the glowing positivity to Himself. He looks like he may be physically ill … so I think there’s plenty to spare! I’ll send some over the ether … 😉
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Thanks, we so need it here! We’ll definitely take the excess.