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It’s July 2018.

Jewel Nebraska is a town without a future.  Trapped in a neverending economic downturn, its people struggle to merely survive.  They have been forgotten by the authorities — left to fend for themselves.

Among its citizens is a young woman named Jennifer Hodges.  She had managed to escape the town several years previous, but had been forced to return to take care of her father.  She fears that she will never be able to pursue her dreams; that she’ll be forever trapped in a town without hope.

That is, until the aliens land just behind her backyard…