Go back to the future

Short story about the future in 5 acts

In a future world not different from the one we used to live, started falling human beings from the sky. Who are they? What do they want from us?

The head of the State

The Governor will be forward-thinking enough to understand how to prevent this from becoming a crisis, or he will use it at his advantage? People will realize there are their nephews and nieces the future people, the aliens we’re speaking about?

The cards

We imagined the illustrations for this story as cards, to be played by some characters. Each of them is important for the story’s future, from a glove to a cat, and each of them will lead us to the end of the story.

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P.s. If you want to read more about what inspired Daniele Frau in writing this story, read here.

The Future drops from the sky

This is the first part, where the future literally drops from the sky. It starts with a man falling from the sky and a middle-class family renting a villa. The villa is not that distant from the “hill of corpses”, the place where the so-called aliens are landing abruptly. And no one is doing anything to help them out! How comes?

La caduta_gli alieni
La caduta, gli alieni.

The future attacks!

And this is the second part, where a glove leads us to terrorists. Yes, you read it well, the people falling from the sky are now treated as a menace. We heard it many times, phrases as “they are all the same” and such. Yes, one action and everyone will conclude that all of them are the same, a considerable danger for the city’s tranquillity. The same city is all surrounded by walls to defend itself from invisible enemies.

Un guanto perduto_a missing glove
Un guanto perduto_a missing glove

The future is dangerous!

Guess what? This is the third one, and we will get closer to the Head of the state. He’s an idiot, but he discovered how to speak to the bellies of people. He’s a wizard, ready to mix fear and arrogance, stupidity and lack of knowledge to have the ultimate effect: control!

Il Capo_The Champ
Il Capo_The Champ

The future decided by a cat

Surprise, surprise! The fourth one, where you will see the destiny of the whole world in the paws of a cat. This cat is in the Parliament when they have to decide between the life or death of the so-called aliens. The future will be wiped out, once and for all?

La carta del gatto
Ritorna al futuro_il Parlamento_il gatto

Simply, the end

This is the end and I don’t want to spoil it to you. Let’s say that the future and past met for the first time without judgment. A mission, something that repeats itself again and again, circular as only time can be.

Finale_The end
Finale_The end

This is an original story in 5 parts written by Daniele Frau and illustrated by Gabriele Manca Dmqproductions. All the rights for the story and the illustrations are kept by the respective owners.