"The Battle for Allegra Conscripted"
by Caleb Fast
No one expected an invasion,
A short story on what a galactic empire does when there is an alien invasion far from the front lines.
Available in PDF, MOBI, and ePub

While the Coalition is away fighting wars and putting down uprisings across the Milky Way, the unexpected happens. An unknown force of aliens from outside our galaxy invades a hapless planet called Allegra. The local garrison of Allegra held their ground for a short while, but they were ill-prepared for the war they were fighting. Now, the Coalition is calling on civilians from the surrounding planets and star systems to fight. Matthew Campbell was a twenty-year-old fisherman. Now he’s a soldier. Can he survive the war he was forced into?