Sheep by William Frisbee
Approx. 9,050 words.
Published on September 8, 2012.
When ruthless aliens invade an artifact world the Marine defenders are betrayed by those they are supposed to defend. Resisting every inch the Marines are forced back into the undiscovered depths of the world fighting bitterly to defend those they can while they await reinforcements that may never come.
A Short Story (approx 9,000 words)