The author of Beach Dreams (2008), Trish Perry lives in Northern Virginia with her hilarious teenaged son. She discovered her love of writing while earning a degree in Psychology. She switched career paths in 1997 and never looked back. Her debut novel, The Guy I’m Not Dating, placed second in the 2007 FHL Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, and her second novel, Too Good to Be True, is a current finalist in the 2008 FHL IRCC.
It Fell (Very Swiftly) from Outer Space
With space attacks like these, is it any wonder she can’t keep her house dusted?
Anichka paints her pinky toe
and is shaken
alien life? Has he somehow pulled Anichka into his fringe-science experiments? Or is this a failed attempt at landing a three-foot-wide UFO on Anichka’s roof, just before her home is overrun by miniature Martians?
No! Didn’t I just tell you those paragraphs were total fiction?
The hole in Anichka’s roof was created when a fifty-five-pound sack of cement fell swiftly from space (well, from an airplane) and smashed into her living room.
No doubt many of you read plenty of science-slanted books, watch the Science Channel more often than I do, or didn’t flirt with Teddy Savoy in Earth Science class and miss everything you were taught about meteorology. Perhaps you already knew about cloud seeding. But for those of us who focus on more important topics, such as the status of the economy, the changing political scene, and which couple will win Amazing Race 13, this seeding thing is news.
The Russian Air Force meant for the cement to pulverize at a high altitude, sucking moisture from the sky so no rain would threaten the upcoming celebration of the break-up of the Soviet Union. Anichka witnessed pulverizing, threatening, and breaking-up, but not the way the air force planned.
The air force offered Anichka the equivalent of $2,100 to shut up and get over it. But she’s having none of it. She’s suing for damages and compensation for the suffering she experienced. And Boris?
Will you forget about Boris, already? He’s not real.