The inspiration for this story is some dream I had when I was a little kid. I had pretty much forgotten it until I saw someone watching the Harry Potter movie with those dementors in it, and triggered my memory. The basic idea behind it is some huge, world event that doesn't actually affect most people at all. It's like, if NASA suddenly announced that living microbes had been discovered on Mars or Europa, that would be a massive story, possibly the biggest story ever. But it wouldn't affect the average person. It's just a microscopic critter on a planet millions of miles away. I guess you could classify this as an alien invasion story, except there is only one alien, and nobody is really sure if it is actually from another planet. The alien doesn't destroy cities or genocide people, it just demands control of all the worlds governments, and rarely even does anything to the detriment of humans. Some of the stuff it does could even be beneficial. Almost nobody in the world is affected, their lives continue as normal, and the thing doesn't interfere. However, governments are suspicious of each other, thinking it is some devious, elaborate plan to take over the world. Conspiracy theorists think it's a nanobot cloud or genetically engineered human. Religious people think it is god, a prophet, or satan, depending on their alignment. And so on. That's where the conflict(s) stem from. Anyway, here's what I wrote yesterday. Sorry if it's kind of scattered or something. --- <Excerpt removed - ALL writing for review MUST be posted in the Review Room> --- What do you think?