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  • Elayne Zalis

The Twilight Zone: “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”

Excerpt: My surrogate TV families on The Donna Reed Show and Father Knows Best provide comfort when I’m a child, yet The Twilight Zone suggests all is not well in 1960s suburban America. Consider “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” a show from season one (episode twenty-two) that premieres March 4, 1960, when I’m in first grade. The story takes place in the type of middle-class suburb I’m used to seeing on 1960s sitcoms—and that’s precisely why I find the outcome so terrifying. “The Monsters” serves as a riveting counterpoint. . . . #twilightzone #TV #memoir #books #storytelling #author #babyboomer #indieauthor #creativenonfiction #biography #sixties #popculture #rodserling #publish

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