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 am currently editing the original first draft and making changes. When I start posting the story, you will be seeing the second draft. There may be typos, and there may be things that need refining or don't make sense yet.

Status & Genres:

Currently in phase 2. | Science Fiction


March 1, 2020, First story written with the title "We Came From Mars"

2023 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.


In Chronological Order.