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The small spacecraft only has room for a four-person crew. Although there are no other spaceships with them they plan to attack earth. Previous attacks on other planets were successful.

Once near earth they orbit the planet. They turn on the sensors to scan the numbers, to make sure they’re correct and at the level they need to be at to attack. The total is greater than expected so the crew is enthusiastic.

The communication device antennas are pointed at earth, while circling the planet a few times. The call goes out.

Within months humans and other large animals are near extinction. The crew wonders how the large animals feel when they see a few million coming right at them. Death by cockroach armies has to be a terrible way to go.



Bio: Denny E. Marshall has had art, poetry, and fiction published. Some recently. See more at


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