Series: They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

They are Smol: Invasion of Earth – Chapter 1

This entry is part 1 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

We called it ‘Oumuamua. ‘Oumuama is Hawaiian, and means “a scout or messenger from the distant past.” This is what historians would later refer to as ‘an incredibly ironic turn of phrase’ as well as being an apt name, for ‘Oumuamua was indeed a messenger from the distant past. ‘Oumuamua looked like rust. It looked…
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They are Smol: Invasion of Earth – Chapter 2

This entry is part 2 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

What the Karnakians learned long ago is that there’s no better teacher than experience. Oh, sure, there was absolutely a time and a place for universities and other institutions of higher learning – especially in the theoretical or theological divisions – but when it came down to brass tacks, it was always better to have…
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They are Smol: Invasion of Earth – Chapter 3

This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

“Ok, I want you to – yes, drop that here please, thank you – I want you to say that again to me, very slowly.” The Man In The Tower said, waving his hand at his assistant. He placed the latest intelligence binder on the corner of the director’s desk and promptly walked out of…
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They are Smol: Invasion of Earth – Chapter 4

This entry is part 4 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

First Contact Procedures, broadly, were meant to do three specific things:    (1) To ensure the safety and security of your home species    (2) To determine the intentions and capabilities of the discovered species    (3) To begin peaceful communications in a slow, deliberate way And since First Contact Procedures were the part of…
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They are Smol: Invasion of Earth: Chapter 5

This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

Really, all things considered, the first 24 hours were the worst. This is from both the perspective of the crew aboard The Three Stones but also all of Humanity; the dread weight of the problem just floating right above you hung around everyone’s neck, plunging them into the icy cold ocean of anxiety and despair.…
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They are Smol: The Invasion of Earth – Chapter 6

This entry is part 6 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

Time stood still. The crew of The Three Stones were watching multiple camera angles, so it was only by the sudden shocked silence of a few operators that the rest of the bridge even knew something had gone terribly, terribly wrong. Security Chief Ri’tiki was under the second dropship, happily and completely unaware of any…
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They are Smol: The Invasion of Earth – Chapter 7

This entry is part 7 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

“…with 11 Alive, reporting live with an emergency broadcast from the parking deck at Tech Square. This is the closest that the military will let us get, and even here if we’re asked to evacuate we will have to move. Military and Police officials are urging people to stay indoors – if you’re within the…
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They are Smol: The Invasion of Earth – Chapter 8

This entry is part 8 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

The dropship rocked back and forth as it was cradled for the first time in a long time by true atmosphere; the high-altitude winds began to buffet the smaller craft as it began drifting down to GATEBELL, performing obvious, wide arcs to their target. There was no conversation. By now, every soul aboard The Three…
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They are Smol: The Invasion of Earth – Chapter 9

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

“|-he would absolutely kick Lord N’iirie’s ass. No doubt about it-|” Ki’ittri, designated APOSTLE, rolled his eyes at the squad chatter over the comms. It was borderline distracting as he focused on doing his best to do one final final final check of his equipment in the pod as well as the pod itself. He…
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They are Smol: The Invasion of Earth – Chapter 10

This entry is part 10 of 15 in the series They are Smol: Invasion of Earth

High and Low Earth Orbit, Contact +0 Minutes “|We are riding HARD and FAST. SCR’s ignored, time to planetcrest 30 seconds-|” “|Torpedoes in launch tubes, blasting covers in 10-|” “|Check gimbals before atmosphere-|” “|Rough-shocking to binary planet, codename GRAVESTONE-|” “|Micromissiles launched; non-friendly IFF debris clearing-|” “|Interplanetary signalling outpost detected, kinetic docking in 15 seconds-|” High…
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