William Krueger returns to Second Saturday Stories with a tale of aliens spotted from a railway car on a trek from North Bay to Timmins in his story 'Helpless Helpless'.
The story is adapted from a newspaper article written in the 1950s-1960s. 'Helpless Helpless' builds a sense of foreboding that the reader doesn't realize is sneaking up on them until they are almost finished with the story. The ending will definitely have you casting a suspicious eye to the night sky in wonder if all the lights winking down at the city truly are stars.
William Krueger works in charitable donation processing at the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada by day and by night tracks down dusty old history books to read at the local library.
He's written a few short stories mostly based on true events from those history books, one of which was published in The Northern Appeal and another in Bluing The Blade. After moving from the west coast of Canada to the east and then back out west as a child he ended up in Ontario to attend university.
He now lives in North Bay with his wife, two kids, and their dog. He spends the rest of his free time, which is mostly just while the kids are sleeping, adding to his music collection and watching Gilmore Girls with his wife Lisa.
Don't miss 'Helpless Helpless' today at 3 p.m
To see William's previous work with Second Saturday Stories click here.
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