It's an alien invasion! Do you want to be the invaders or the plucky heroes who fight off the invaders? Are you a pre-warp civilization while Picard & crew mull over the first contact protocol during such an event? Is this the Hur'q and the Klingons? Rules and stipulations: 1. Write about an Independence Day-style alien invasion in some manner. Maybe it's a misunderstanding. Maybe it's from the Federation perspective of two outside parties. Maybe it's the "true story" of how the Bolians gained warp capability after an attack by Sheliak pirates. 2. I don't care how long or short it is, as long as it follows Rule #1. Too long or too short might not get votes, assuming there are multiple entries this time. But to each their own. 3. Contest ends around July 30th, unless someone asks for an extension. I will post specific times (in GMT), depending on what my work schedule will be that day. 4. If there's a vote, voting will last a week (~August 7th). Hopefully there's a vote.