The Strange Case of Cradle Hills
by Adam Casalino
Sometime in the late 90’s:
“Do you believe in aliens?”
“You know, aliens. Creatures from another planet?”
Silas Black lowered his newspaper. He looked at the small blonde girl with pigtails who was counting out his change. She stared at him with bright, unblinking eyes. It was creepy.
“I know what aliens are,” the man said.
“I saw this TV show where a man was abducted by aliens,” she said. “They took him aboard their ship. They… did things to him.”
Silas folded his paper and tucked it under his arm. “You watch too much TV, kid.”
“So, you don’t believe in aliens?”
“Don’t be ridiculous. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to see a man about a demon.”