He loved sci-fi aliens. They sometimes blew up landmarks; they sometimes showed us how to transcend.
He turned seventy, and actual aliens showed up. They were just people.
Did he still have time? Could one make oneself interesting? If others ever showed up, he wanted them to find awesome aliens.
Tabaré Álvarez has a BA in economics from Brandeis University and an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His fiction has appeared in Epiphany, Crab Orchard Review, Like Water Burning, Santo Domingo Times, Reflection’s Edge, and Bewildering Stories, where it was anthologized in their annual review, the Mariner Awards. He lives in the Dominican Republic.