Take me to a...
Enter any portion of the author name or story title:
For more options, try our:
Sign up for free daily sci-fi!
your email will be kept private
Get a copy of Not Just Rockets and Robots: Daily Science Fiction Year One. 260 adventures into new worlds, fantastical and science fictional. Rocket Dragons Ignite: the anthology for year two, is also available!
Publish your stories or art on Daily Science Fiction:
If you've already submitted a story, you may check its:
Not just rockets & robots...
"Science Fiction" means—to us—everything found in the science fiction section of a bookstore, or at a science fiction convention, or amongst the winners of the Hugo awards given by the World Science Fiction Society. This includes the genres of science fiction (or sci-fi), fantasy, slipstream, alternative history, and even stories with lighter speculative elements. We hope you enjoy the broad range that SF has to offer.


Candice R. Lisle is a new fantasy and science fiction writer who lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Candice was raised on science fiction by her father, and bedtime fairy tales by her mother. She is a member of Wulf Moon's Super Secrets Workshop. This story was a result of one of the exercises he teaches called "Kill Your Darlings."

"I am Kell. I am ready for my tour," the alien said. "Show me the bounty of Earth.:"
Jeanette, his tour guide, thought that Kell looked like a swamp monster, but he seemed nice.
The fish market in China Town was loud, bustling, and smelly. Immediately a merchant appeared and pushed a live sea urchin into Kell's webbed hand.
"Delicious," Kell said. "I must bring some back home with me."
Waving goodbye to Kell as he boarded his spaceship loaded down with a bag of sea urchins, Jeanette mused that this was just the beginning of the invasion of Earth.
The End
This story was first published on Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Author Comments

Living in St. Louis, I enjoy picnicking on the lawn under the arch and watching tourists who have come from all over the world. I wondered what would happen if Earth became a hot tourist destination for visitors from other planets? This story is the result.

- Candice R. Lisle
Become a Member!

We hope you're enjoying Invasion by Candice R. Lisle.

Please support Daily Science Fiction by becoming a member.

Daily Science Fiction is not accepting memberships or donations at this time.

Rate This Story
Please click to rate this story from 1 (ho-hum) to 7 (excellent!):

Please don't read too much into these ratings. For many reasons, a superior story may not get a superior score.

3.7 Rocket Dragons Average
Share This Story
Join Mailing list
Please join our mailing list and receive free daily sci-fi (your email address will be kept 100% private):