Re: Ch. 1 - Six fingers and four breasts
Yes, Gary - that first chapter does have a 'mundane' flavour. Even the phonecall he gets isn't that fascinating - that happens to people all the time.
Even his meeting with the young girl isn't extraordinary - it doesn't happen a lot, but it's nothing unusual. Everybody, at least once in a lifetime, meets somebody that's sexually agressive like that.
In today's scenario, an adult man, who isn't 'on the prowl', would be more cautious, I think. If a girl in her early teens invited a man into her yard, he would think about backing off. If the parents complained to the police, he'd be the one in trouble, not the kid.