Colonizer book cover

We destroyed our planet. What was once a lush, green, bountiful world was now hazy, gray, and dying.

You may have heard animals don't shit where they eat, but the human animal does.

Mars is pissed and ready to destroy the last beings he brought to life. With time running out, Dr. Katherine Tate is tasked to take a handful of scientists with her and find a new planet to call home.
Can she find a new planet before Mars implodes on itself?

Note and disclaimer

I started writing the original short story for my 2020 52 short stories personal challenge, and as I wrote it, more short stories came to be.

The more I wrote on this series of short stories, the more I realized I was writing chapters that exceeded the word count a short story is considered to be.

I put it down in frustration and forgot about it until March 2023. I read the first "short stories" and decided they needed a lot of work, so again, I put it down.

In July 2023, I made the book cover, which gave me the desire to finish this book. I also listed it on the website as a short serial to come to hold me accountable.

I decided to work on this book for NaNoWriMo 2023. Yes, I am going to be a Rebel this year, but the upside of being a Rebel is I can fix the things I hate about the first part of this book, look at it with fresh eyes, and tell Katherine's story in the manner it deserves to be told.

Status & Genres:

Replotting and getting ready to soar through NaNoWriMO! | Science Fiction


March 1, 2020, First story written with the title "We Came From Mars"
November 2023, Rewriting and finishing the story.
2024 Posting as a serial novella with the title of "Colonizer"


This story is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

Copyright © 2020 by Inara Reynolds - All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews.


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