By Bob Shaw
An excellent choice of unique stories.
A predatory alien by chance teleported to Earth.
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The man wasn’t wearing a trenchcoat, but he was smoking a cigarette, alone, which looked deviant. No one smoked anymore. I approached the figure with no clear idea of what I was going to say. I hadn’t really thought this through because 33 thinking might have made me stop. He was wearing a beige button-down shirt tucked into his pants, holding a dark-navy jacket. He saw me and his mouth twitched a little bit, maybe nervous to be seeing someone out here beyond the fence. It seemed like we were the only people within miles.
The son was astute enough to realize that this was how you were taught to regard God. “I’ve been waiting to tell you this, Charles,” Benjamin said. “You’ve gotten hints, but never all the details. During the campaign might have been messy. Something could have slipped. Your election was an inevitability, of course, but certain information cannot be released to the general public. Not yet. ” Benjamin paused. He looked at Charles skeptically. ” Charles nodded. His father looked suddenly at ease. “All right.
Then I remembered. The woman from my dream. The housewife, Miranda Goodling. It was as clear as any vivid memory when it finally hit me. In fact, more so. I had a terrible memory. One of the reasons I thought I wrote fiction was to invent stories and characters because I remembered so few from my life. Other writers could remember vivid details of their childhood, stickball in Brooklyn. My own life was mostly bland and eventless. Might have contributed to my enduring faith in the future. I could watch the dream replay in my mind like a movie you’ve seen several times, committed to memory.
A Better Mantrap by Bob Shaw