November 18, 2010 marks the 25th Anniversary of the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes." Enjoy.
I was sitting under the tree in our backyard with a notepad and pen, writing my book report which was due in the morning.
The sky was beginning to darken.
Suddenly, a very bright light stabbed through the branches overhead, shimmering oddly.
A spaceship landed in front of me.
I jumped up, startled. A scream caught in my throat.
Then, the aliens emerged: five little green men. One ran up and snatched the notebook from my hands. Scurrying back to his brethren, he began tearing paper out, handing the torn pages to each of them.
I guess they were hungry.