The characters in the story are Narrator, Figure One and Two, Steve, Woman, Man Two, Charlie's wife, Don, Pete, Mrs.Goodman, Sally, Charlie, Mrs.Brand, Les, Tommy, Man One. The setting is in the pas on Maple Street.
There was a strange sound and light that flew over head and all there stuff stopped working and then all the neighbors started to point fingers at each other.
Everything stopped working and Steve tried to start his car but nothing would happen and then Les tried to start his and it worked so everyone started to point fingers at him.
"Charlie you shot Pete Van Horn" Steve said and then everybody asked why Charlie was so quick to shoot him. Then everyone turned on Charlie and started to throw rocks at him and his house.
The aliens started to turn on and off the neighbors lights and they started to throw rocks at all the houses and started to turn on each other.
To conclude, the aliens got everyone to destroy each other and the only thing they had to do was turn on and off there machines.