My SF flash 'Wrong Word' is free to read at one of my favourite venues, Daily Science Fiction. This piece was inspired by a part of Richard Adams' Watership Down that creeped me out when I first read it over forty years ago (eep!) and has stayed with me ever since. That book is SO not a kids' story.
And it's also just occurred to me that this could be read as a sequel to my earlier DSF story Jump and I'll Catch You even though it was actually written first. The subconscious is a wonderful thing.
Wrong Word - SF - 818 words
Alliance, that was what you were supposed to call it. Not invasion. Alliance. We're all friends here.
Read the story at Daily Science Fiction.