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A Short Story : A Story?

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The year is 2100 and swirling flames of destruction are engulfing New York City. Alone in the hostile environment stood Duncan Smith, a thin 16-year-old boy with blond hair and wire rimmed glasses. Duncan came from a poor family and he always felt like things never quite went his way in life. He had never really believed in himself before, and most other people hadn’t either. Regardless, he loved life. But one day, two years ago, everything was taken away from him. In the middle of the school day, a UFO landed on top of the Empire State Building. Shortly after, he watched in horror as more and more flying saucer’s swarmed the city, destroying everything in their paths, including his family. After the smoke cleared and the destruction was finished, Duncan and the other survivors from the attack hid in the dark alleys of the city. Duncan had not had anything to eat or drink in days and his mouth tasted like sawdust. He crawled out of the shelter he made for himself using newspapers, cardboard boxes, and bent metal. Still dark, he felt his way by running his hands along the walls of the alley and stopped dead in his tracks with wide eyes when he saw what was in front of him. There was a human-sized alien with green skin staring right at him. In an instant, a man with a mask emerged from the darkness and tackled the alien. The green colored creature stumbled backwards and fired a bolt of lightning from underneath his left wrist, but it bounced off a metal pole 10
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