The story takes place on Maple Street a typical small town America the residents see a flash of light, and believe it to be meteor. This flash of light seems to stop everything from working from cars,telephones and radios.
When tommy tells steve that everyone starts to believe and think that Aliens are taking over Maple Street and eventually people will just start randomly blaming other people .
Everyone starts to get suspicious and keep wondering who actually did it and blaming it on everyone even though its not them. And when one person says its another person since everyone is so scared they go along with it and believe it.
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There right there Les Goodman kills Pete Van Horn and everyone goes crazy cause they do not know who it was that caused all this and everyone now is a victim.
Just like that there is fighting all through out the street and everyone thinks that everyone is suspicious and the whole street has gone crazy.
The whole time it was aliens who were controlling the whole street and Tommy was correct the whole time