SF Drabble #437 "The Hinge Of Fate"

We won the Battle of the Kuiper Belt with mass drivers and x-ray lasers and by the skin of our teeth. I counted the UNAF ships left undamaged at the end of the battle on my fingers, but the Woolies' invasion task force was an expanding cloud of gas and debris in a highly eccentric cometary orbit around Sol.

We spent a year building for the counterattack. I hear things were bad on Earth during that time, with planetwide rationing and fuel shortages, everything going towards the war effort.

But it was Midway: we never lost a battle after that.

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    1. Thank you. :) I really should write more stories in the "Woolies" universe. It's basically the 'Starship Troopers' universe without the fascism, lol. Or maybe *with* the fascism, who knows. Time will tell.

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  2. Sounds like peace is elusive wherever you are.

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