“You Died Last Night” is another one of those sci-fi stories that takes place here on planet Earth. In today’s episode, we meet Joe. He’s our narrator, the guy telling the story. You’ll have to decide for yourself whether Joe is a believable, trustworthy narrator or a crazy, unreliable narrator you can ignore. Joe knows that his story sounds far-fetched, somewhat unbelievable, but he desperately wants you to believe him.
The story begins with Joe out in the California desert prospecting. That means he’s looking for gold or some other precious stones. To Joe, this is just a fun thing to do for a holiday. So he hasn’t been out in the desert for years with no other human being to talk to. He doesn’t really seem crazy, but you might wonder if he’s gotten just a little too much sun.
Joe is risking his reputation to warn all of us — all of mankind. It is important to him to get this message out. Will you take Joe seriously, or risk the consequences?
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Joe either has a wild imagination, or he really did meet up with an alien in a flying saucer. It sure wasn’t a stereotypical alien. What do you think of Joe’s story so far? Does he seem like a reliable narrator to you? Leave a comment below.