In the dead darkness of the underwater, there were lights.
Coming home for summer break, two film school students, Bradley and Tag, decide to shoot a staged UFO encounter video, one that could potentially generate a lot of attention and a lot of clicks on YouTube. Unexpectedly for both of them, during the filming, they accidentally discover a real alien presence in the dark waters near their coastal home town.
©2015 Perie Wolford (P)2015 Perie Wolford
Unfortunately I listened to the audio version of this story narrated by Steven Morgan rather then read it. That may account for part of my adverse reaction because Mr. Morgan is not a gifted performer. But no, the infantile plot and intermittently ungraceful sentence structures are all the responsibility of the author Mr. Wolford. The story would plod along and then it trip’s on these oddly worded sentences that have this weird cadence to them, disrupting the flow. The characters are shallow and a bit cartoonish and made me think of a Scooby Doo and Shaggy adventure rather than science fiction. Two of the characters are gay but nothing of any emotional or physical significance happens between them. What is the point of having gay characters in the story if nothing happens? They could have been two straight characters and it would have changed nothing.
My recommendation is to use your time on a book that is written better, with a more enticing set of characters, and a better plot.
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