**** Fallout 2018 ****

Alternate Endings

The short stories I read are “The Screwfly Solution” and “There will come soft rains” which are both good short stories that have darker endings to it so I decided to try and create a slightly happy ending for “The Screwfly Solution”. Be warned this contains spoilers and a slightly happy ending but not very happy.

So the actual story has a where a father named Alan realizes that he too suddenly has the urge to kill women so he decides to keep himself isolated from women. Then his daughter decides to try to come back to him be because she doesn’t believe the mothers warnings. Alan kills his daughter because the urge was too strong for him to resist. Then near the end most of the women are dead and then they figure out that it was aliens behind the plague to have the earth to themselves.

The main thing that I would change is the story to a happy ending for the family but not quite a happy ending for the world. I would make it so that the family returns reunited and somehow the father is able to resist the urge for killing the family. Then he would go to a science facility trying to figure out why everyone is going crazy and give them some key information on how he was able to resist the urge to kill. This would then result in scientific breakthroughs for a cure saving not even 10% of humanity but enough to sustain. Then the thing that found the humans weak point and exploited it got mad and decided to take matters into its own hand. However the cure for the humans did the opposite for the creatures causing them to wipe out their own kind leaving earth riddled with their bodies. Which makes the story dark for the aliens but bright for humans, which is exactly the opposite of the story. I however do like how the story ended originally.

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