Oh, this is a fun one... Years ago now, a friend of mine invented a race of aliens and used them to annoy my brother in an AIM conversation. I proceeded to take this extremely silly concept and write a serious story fragment around it -- then I lost it for about three years. This, then, is the story, found, typed up, and edited a bit. I'm actually surprised at how decent it is considering its age. I thought about changing the names -- if you click the link above or take a good look at the names below, you might notice something strange about them -- but in the end decided to leave them. Maybe later I'll change them, but for now I just can't see the names of people and places as being anything but what's below.