The Invasion

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A malevolent reptilian race plans to invade Earth. Man's fate hangs on the balance.

(This story was longlisted in Science- fiction writing contest in Brilliant Fiction Magazine)

Seven generals sat around a circular, glass table. Right in the middle of the table was a hologram of a solar system. Within the solar system was a blue, tiny ball; Earth. The generals were given a directive by their emperor, Vulcar, to plan how they would annihilate humans and take over the planet.

Vulcar had conquered almost thirty planets in the Andromeda galaxy, which is closest to Earth’s galaxy. He was interested in conquering the whole universe. His predecessor and father, Grogon, had colonized a dozen galaxies, some of which didn’t have any inhabitants, but had vast deposits of rare metals. Masuri Empire therefore became the richest and most powerful empire the Western Side of the universe had ever known.

His intention was to surpass his father’s historic might by conquering the entire universe. The challenge was taking over Earth and the Eastern Side of the universe. Highly advanced angelic beings that were capable of travelling the fifth and sixth dimensions, inhabited some planets in the Eastern Side. Reptilians referred to them as Observers.

They had highly advanced telepathic powers and technologies that surpassed the reptilians’ with millennia. History has it that they were the oldest beings in the universe, their origins shrouded in mystery.

The emperor had lost dozens of military battle ship fleet in battles with the angelic race.  They mysteriously vaporized the moment they reached the Observers’ inter-planetary zone.

Earth’s galaxy was right in the middle of the Western Side and Eastern Side. Observers were watching.  The reptilians had to take serious caution.

“We tried plagues and other fatal diseases for a thousand years, but somehow they managed to get a cure….”one general said.

“I think the Observers had something to do with it. They have been visiting that planet for myriads of years.”

“I have a good idea! We disable all their satellites. This will block their communications. Disabling their missile defense shields and nuclear missile interception capabilities will be the next move. Afterwards it will be like a walk in the park, exterminating these primitive mortals from the…..” another suggested.

“Wait a minute!” the third general interrupted.

“Disabling their communication and defenses won’t do any good! There are other sources they get their powers from. The humans have many energy centers where they recharge their powers. They pray, sing, jump, and sometimes cry. Synagogues, mosques, churches, and temples are examples of such centers.

They worship super natural beings who don’t exist – they only exist in their imaginations, but they don’t know it yet. If we destroy those centers, we will have destroyed their energy source.”

“That will work, but some will still have the energy,” the fourth general said.

“Some humans have learnt the secret of harnessing energy from the universe. They don’t need any place or any god to have supernatural powers. Those are the same supernatural powers that Observers use to carry out their usual tasks and defending themselves. Humans call it Faith.”

“Faith and the Universe are One; we can’t destroy it. If we could, time and space wouldn’t exist either…”

The generals were afraid of losing other battle ship fleets and soldiers, especially the battle ships. They were very expensive to design and create. Minerals used to manufacture their engines were very rare. Ironically, most of them existed in the Observers’ domain.

After an hour or so, a final decision was made. The hologram showing a solar system and a small, blue ball disappeared. Vulcar’s men and space ships would not head to planet Earth. The gamble for power was far too risky. Their emperor had to look for another planet or galaxy to colonize with ease and less cost.


Submitted: April 06, 2016

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Taylor Joel

This is amazing! I want to read it again. read more. they way you put everything was really awesome no kidding!

Mon, April 18th, 2016 9:53pm


Hi Taylor. Thanks for your kind comment. I'm planning to make a fiction collection of my mystery and sci-fi stories, and publish them!!! ;-)

Tue, April 19th, 2016 12:28am

Oleg Roschin

Very interesting, I absolutely love the idea of faith being a source of power for humanity, there is so much truth in it! Great work using sci-fi genre to share religious and philosophical ideas... I do that too ::-)

Fri, April 22nd, 2016 3:26am


Thank you so much for enjoying my work, Oleg! I'm also glad we share the same literary ideologies!!! ;-)

Fri, April 22nd, 2016 12:33am

Ethan Howard

The Invasion

Simply brilliant.

This is my favorite story of yours so far.

Stories that touch on faith/religion have a special place with me.

I am looking forward to diving into the rest of your work.


Thu, May 12th, 2016 9:19pm


Thank you so much Ethan!! ;-)

Thu, May 12th, 2016 3:32pm

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