When their vessels first landed we believed they were benign explorers. Their proposal for merging our species into one harmonious community interested us; we handed them anything they asked for. We only discovered later for ourselves, well after the invasion was irrepressible, the ruin they had caused to their Earth.
This has been “What We Were Not Expecting” by Gari Hart, Story Two in Sleepless Stories Series Two – The Invader Series.
Gari Hart is a Chicago based freelance writer/editor, sometimes musician, partial artist, and infrequent actor. His creative writing ranges from novels and novelettes to poetry and flash fictions. See more from Gari at www.garihart.com