As much as speculative fiction writers like to wallow in some dark places when they are writing fiction, the truth is we never want to see these things become a reality. The first few days of 2011 have seen some very weird and fiction-like things happening in the real world, and I for one find it very unnerving.
In the US hundreds, maybe thousands of birds have fallen dead from the skies, at the same time hundreds of thousands of fish died a short distance away. ‘Authorities’ are claiming the two events are unrelated, but it does seem a bit too much of a coincidence to me that both occurred at the same time. What is even more disturbing is these events only killed one species of each animal.
But the plot thickens.
The answer might seem obvious enough; there is either a UFO or secret US military testing going on over Arkansas. So why then does New Zealand also suddenly find itself awash in dead fish, of one species, on the same day as the second big bird die-off in the US?
They say these are natural events with logical explanations, but so far all those put forward have been completely implausible (birds flying into things and falling dead to the ground in an open paddock?). It scares me to say it, but even using Occam’s Razor the only explanation for these things falls quite squarely in the speculative fiction realm.
Maybe it is time for me to start writing chick lit?