Vector (The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume I: Temblar) by Mark Aragona
Approx. 5,330 words.
Published on September 1, 2011 by
Yaneth is a dying planet. Its inhabitants, the Marak, have sent their best and brightest scientists, navigators, and spies to investigate a potential new home: Earth. Something goes terribly wrong resulting in life-or-death conflict for both species. Vector is a story about betrayal, loyalty, and the struggle for survival, all told through the eyes of one Kusa awaiting his death sentence.