The world is glued to the television in an all-too familiar scene as disaster strikes. This time, it’s an alien fleet attacking the Earth. And the threat is bigger — more real — than it has ever been before. But there is one difference. One of the people watching is an alien. And Liz knows it.
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I wrote this story many years ago. It was my audition piece for the boot camp I took with Orson Scot Card in 2003, so I have a certain fondness for the tale. It was later published in Aoife’s Kiss in June of 2008.
The rights have long since come back to me. So I decided to self-publish it on Smashwords. It’s a freebie for my readers to enjoy. A quick read, too — under 4,000 words.
You can still order a back edition of Aoife’s Kiss if you are determined to read the story in print. It’s issue #25.
I hesitated to publish this only because the story does read to me like something I wrote ten years ago. This is pre-Touch of Fate, and I feel strongly that my writing has improved with each new novel. If you like it, I hope you’ll consider giving my other stuff a try. If you’ve already read my other stuff — thanks and enjoy!