The story takes place on Maple Street, a typical small town in America On Maple Street, the residents see a flash of light, and believe it to be a meteor. This flash of light seems to stop everything from working Cars, Telephones, and Radios.
After the power outage. Tommy tells the people about the similarity between their situation and a story about the aliens. Tommy knew something about the aliens and a lot of the people thought it was Tommy.
As the meteor went what everybody wonders what that was. Tommy tells the people who live on Maple Street He knew what is going on the books that he read about these invasions (Aliens). At first the residents don't believe tommy about the monstrous creatures.
Les goodmans car would not start after he walks away it mysteriously turned on. People are starting to wonder about what tommy said is real. soon enough the people that lived on Maple Street are starting to turn against Les Goodman.
Pete van horn everyone was mad at him lights started to run on in other people houses and also stuff started to work through out that time
at the end it was the aliens saying that was my plan to get all of them to fight so we can have to town to our selfs