New Short Story – ‘The Conquered’

I’m pleased to say that ‘The Conquered’ was submitted to Clarkesworld for rejection consideration this morning. This comes after beta testing it among the readers of /r/sciencefiction and finding a general acceptance that it was ‘pretty good.’ Fingers crossed that this story is accepted; here’s a synopsis:

Three explorers land on an unknown world. The local population is both primitive and wise. They know who the spacemen are, so aren’t they allowed to travel to the stars themselves? The answer comes in the form of an angry alien, willing to kill everyone on the planet if it means keeping peace. Soon, the explorers will know why these humans are called ‘The Conquered.’

As always, if ‘The Conquered’ doesn’t get accepted elsewhere, I’ll self-publish to Amazon and elsewhere. Meanwhile, here’s hoping! 😀