A neighborhood of humans in Maple Street, the 1900s, sit peacefully on their porches until a sound and streak of light went across the sky. Steve, Charlie, Les Goodman, and the others form a group trying to comprehend what that streak was.
Rising Action #3
AHH! What's that!
A little boy named Tommy is announcing to everyone that the streak of light was not a meteor, but monsters. Tommy also adds that the monsters don't want us to leave which is why they turned off the power.
After that, Les Goodman's car started all by itself, causing chaos because now everyone is pinning this situation on Mr. Goodman.
A mob forms against Mr. Goodman, but suddenly footsteps echo the small town. Charlie gets his gun, ready to kill.
Bang! Charlie shoot Peter Van Horn.
Chaos erupts everywhere. Everyone is on edge, accusing one another of not being human. The readers now learn that aliens are responsible for nothing being able to work. The citizens destroy each other through their thoughts, letting the aliens' mission be successful.