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Stories posted here are intended to be part of the Swarm Cycle. The Swarm Cycle is a collection of stories which are set in a future history initially designed by the Thinking Horndog. In this future history, the Earth and its inhabitants are under a threat of attack by the Sa'arm, alien beings whose activities and social skills resemble those of army ants. The more peaceful races of the galaxy live in fear of being overrun by the Sa'arm, and have recruited selected members of humanity to conduct operations aimed at containing the Sa'arm.
"Family Values" was my first attempt at writing for the Swarm Cycle.