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In Other Words

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8
Page count: 15
Categories: Science Fiction, War



Appeared in

One Thousand Words for War: 19 Tales of Conflict and Hope. Also reprinted in US/THEM edited by Carol Hightshoe, 2021.

Story Summary

Mike and Aubrey's fathers are in the Special Forces unit supporting negotiations with the Galavians. But negotiations seem to be going horribly wrong with war looming. It takes a chance meeting between the boys and a Galavian boy to understand that the translating computer has been hacked by a radical earth group in league with the warlike Ptomians.