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June 24th, 2012, 10:48 PM
hello! A friend of mine had a SF short story anthology that I forget the name of, but it seemed to be from the 80's at least.

I read this story out of it that I feel like was called The Star, or The something, but I think it's different than the Arthur C. Clarke story, I read that one and it didn't ring a bell.

This story had no biblical or alien references, it was very much modern day earth people, suburban families and children, admiring a growing star, shiny and amazing in the night sky, realizing over a couple days that it's a total doom-and-gloom armageddon comet and that they're all going to die. It was a lovely story.

The last line, most memorably, was something like "The star was not getting bigger, it was getting closer."

thanks y'all!

June 25th, 2012, 06:33 AM
That's the famous H.G. Wells story The Star (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star_%28Wells_short_story%29).