SF Drabble #91 “Exterminators”

They were a pre-industrial society. The towns were centered around massive stone buildings: churches, government halls maybe. We know their body shape more from armor we’ve found intact than from the bones. Their swords, other edged weapons, are everywhere. They wouldn’t have had a chance against the Spirak drones. When the pods opened there must have been a hellish slaughter, even worse than our colony on Gwendolyn.

We found the Queen and her ship easily enough. We did a lot of damage to both before she could escape. Maybe next time we’ll catch her before she wipes out the locals…

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