Invasion

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Invasion

Most of the nation huddles in the family room, or where ever the family gathers to listen to the radio when the president is to speak.

The voice from the radio:
There are unconfirmed reports of unidentified objects approaching the United States at this time. In thirty seconds we will …… what? huh… ok, ok. Ladies and gentlemen the President of the United States

My fellow Americans, at five o’clock eastern standard time.
National Air Defense detected unidentified flying objects approaching the United States. At 0507 The West Coast Air Force
engaged the enemy in the skies over the Pacific Ocean; our defenses were completely and utterly destroyed by the brutal and savage Dragons of Drago.
At this time, I’m urging all Americans not to panic but to retreat immediately to your survival shelters. If you do not have a private survival shelter on your residents or a community shelter, please proceed to the designated meeting areas and await further instructions.
American all is not lost. It is estimated the Dragons will arrive over the continental United States in thirteen minutes. I assure you they will meet heavy resistance from every means at our disposal.
And I am confident we will prevail as we have before.


The voice from the radio:
Ladies and gentlemen the President.

I have confirmed reports the National Air Force has been badly routed, they have regrouped in the mile high city of Denver, Colorado. The land forces have also suffered devastating losses. The cities of San Diego, Los Angles California, and Phoenix, Arizona are aflame, and everything in between lay in ruins.
Our weapons to date have been useless against these merciless and highly intelligent animals.

to be continued … maybe…


Author Notes

11 Comments for “Invasion”

Tim Hillebrant

says:

Hey Charles,

I really enjoyed this piece, and loved the quick, tense pace you’ve struck up here.
Dragons invading the U.S., and our forces are powerless to stop it. Now I want to know what happens next. You got more of this one?

Tim

Raymond Tobaygo

says:

Good afternoon, Charles

The feeling of hopelessness against an aggressor that has completely overpowered every military action was well played. The fact that the enemy are dragons only adds to the sense of doom.

Enjoyed the read.

Take care and stay safe,

Ray

Karen Holt

says:

Hi Charles, I’m listening, you have grabbed my attention… I wanna know if the US is in trouble with a capital T. Tense and dramatic, great opener to something huge.

One edit – this sentence didn’t quite make sense… If you do not have a private survival shelter on your residents or – ‘on your residence’? IN maybe? Might just be a Brit thing ? Karen

Anisa Claire

says:

Hey Charles,

Okay, interesting… So, a modern tale about dragons? This actually has quite a lot of potential, in my opinion. At least I think it’s dragons, right? We typically only see dragons in ancient settings, which is why I think you could really do a lot with the story. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing where you maybe go with this one. Here are a couple of suggestions…

Most of the nation huddles in the family room, – Most of the nation huddle in their family rooms. The way it is right now, makes it sound like the nation is huddling in one giant family room.

the Pacific Ocean(,); our defenses were completely and utterly destroyed by the brutal and savage Dragons of Drago.

Anisa

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