We wrote to Drake to discuss an introduction to his new story, which he wrote
exclusively for our site (it won't be posted on his site). We sent him our version,
and he sent us his version.
Story introduction through the eyes of us teens of The Mail Crew:
"Mr. Drake Hunter has granted us the privilege of publishing his latest story. As we read the draft of
it, the tale took us on a trip that was fun, sometimes hilarious, and made us stop several times along
the way to think about how different our world and lives would be if we could just see past a lot of
society's nonsense and our own nonsense. It's science fiction at its best, and it makes us wish it could
happen to us."
Story introduction through the author's eyes:
"The world we live in is at times difficult to see because we are immersed in it. That which is right
before our eyes can be missed entirely since we are used to witnessing it every day. As living,
thinking creatures, we are often compelled to look into ourselves to view what is outside of us. The
perspective is unique to each individual. What if we were given the chance to see how the outside
world views us? What if we were handed the opportunity to examine our lives from an outsider's
perspective? What if the outsider was not outside? Sometimes the journeys inward and outward are
one and the same. Sometimes we need to look at everything through different eyes. Sometimes the
risk makes all the difference in the world."
We present to you "Through Different Eyes." We're honored to have been given
the privilege of being the sole publishers of this story, which says so much, so well.
"Through Different Eyes" -- Part I - Invasion
Part II - Details
Part III - Causes
Part IV - Departures
Please note: Although we refer to the story as science fiction, and the name of Part I
is "Invasion," it's not a story of inter-galactic war. It's about one boy's most excellent