Monsters are due on Maple Street

Monsters are due on Maple Street

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  • Exposition
  • I don't know, Pete, its strange.
  • Gee, what's that, a meteor?
  • Conflict
  • Don't say that, Tommy. 
  • It's the aliens!
  • my car will not start
  • Rising action
  • The oven isn't working either!
  •  Yeah, the aliens. They looked like people and the ship landed, and...
  • On a quiet, suburban Maple Street somewhere in America, the neighborhood sees a strange bright object fly through the sky. They think that it might be a meteor, and after they see this all electricity goes out. Ovens, radios, and cars do not work.
  • Rising Action
  • Let me go check to see if Floral Street has power. 
  •        Nothing is working and everyone is very confused. A teenage boy, Tommy, brings up a story from his comic book about aliens and it causes everyone to have much fear. Pete Van Horn says that he is going to make a run down town, but his car will not start.
  • Climax
  • The people on Maple Street are very fearful. When Tommy brings up the story about aliens from his comic book, everyone thinks that he is crazy. Steve is so scared that he starts to believe anything. He asks Tommy to share more, but suddenly after that Mr. Goodman's car starts.
  • Resolution
  • Pete Van Horn goes to see if Floral Street has power. Tommy thinks that the power has gone off because of aliens. Everyone is arguing and accusing eachother of being aliens. 
  • Charlie is so scared, and he thinks that he sees an intruder. He shoots the shadow, thinking it is a monster, but it turns out that it was just Pete returning from Floral Street. Charlie killed Pete.
  • Oh, no I shot Pete! How was I supposed to know he wasn't a monster or something?
  • Pete, how could you? Your the real monster.
  • There is no resolution for Monsters are Due on Maple Street. The aliens look down on the people of Maple Street. They realize that after playing all these tricks on the people of Maple Street, that the people that live on Maple Street are the real monsters.
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