Mark Duplock | Author

Hopeless

 

The attacks lasted for three days before any contact was made. They weren’t prepared for anything on this scale. They had begun desperately broadcasting their surrender during the early hours of the first day, but the attacks continued.

Massive starships appeared in orbit, destroying entire cities as they moved across the globe. The world’s leaders united in a single plea for mercy as they begged for the slaughter to end. 

Three days of devastation ceased abruptly with a single demand: submit or die.

They could not hope to defeat this enemy. They chose the only option available. They would submit and become one more enslaved planet, ruled over by the Earth Empire.