The Incident at Kruger 60, Part 1 by Christopher Rehm
Approx. 34,320 words.
Published on November 4, 2012.
First contact with an alien race is always a problematic event. Especially when that first contact is unplanned, and by the wrong people.
Alex and his recent aquaintance Laura are thrust into a mystery neither one of them was ready for. They seek the answers before the inevitable takes its course and leads to mass destruction.