I'll Be Home by David Schibi
Approx. 6,160 words.
Published on January 4, 2011 by
Hank promised he'd be home for Christmas. But his final mission in the war against the slugs takes him light years away - no hope of return. If his unit doesn’t destroy the slugs’ teleporter millions will transport to finish wiping out the population. When he finds the teleporter’s destination set near his house it’s a race against time. If he fails, his family will be the first to die.