Here’s another free story – this one’s about war, the invasion of an alien planet, and what happens when it all goes horribly wrong..
This particular story had about the longest gestation of any I’ve written so far. Although I liked it from the start I never felt that I’d really said what I wanted to say and told the right story. I rewrote it, it went through the workshop, and I rewrote it again. And again. Then I more or less forgot about it and moved on. Every now and then I’d come across it and think I really should take another look.
Eight years this one stayed in the drawer.
Finally I worked out what this story was about and saw that I hadn’t actually written it. Seeing those the flaws, all the mistakes, and ripping them out – that was great.
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