Written By: Kurt Geltz Digital Illustration and Photography: Christine J Shanks
We look to the skies for evidence of life outside of our own sphere, but all we see are twinkling lights blinking their dead Morse code right back at us. If there’s life out there, it doesn’t want us knowing it. Maybe that’s for the best. Because the reality is … extraterrestrials and flying saucers do exist in Leon Hemingway’s world and he wishes he didn’t know it. Alien abductions have become a regular way of life for Leon; he faced his first one at the age of 17 and has endured nine others with each one leaving their own cruel marks on his body as well as his psyche. Leon has watched as “little green men” come to Earth, do what they want and go as they please – and it really pisses him off because of the problems, scars and devastation that they leave in their wake. This is the world of The Earthling.