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Approx. 7,120 words.
Published on May 23, 2011 by
A military SF short story taken from the anthology 'Further Conflicts'
When reinforcements replenish the depleted ranks of human slave soldiers, they bring with them a dangerous pride in Earth and dreams of mutiny against the unseen alien masters. But for Escandala, the unfolding nightmare is not war or mutiny, but her son. The aliens have altered him, driving them apart.