~~ Each Sunday, post six sentences from a writing project —published, in progress, for your cat — whatever. ~~
From “Work of Fiction,” the SG-1 AU fic where the Stargate is considered an object of art until they are attacked.
“Yesterday afternoon, our history was re-written in a way unimaginable just hours earlier. The Great Ring–so long a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit–opened and let through a monumental evil never before known on this Earth. I had always left the idea of aliens to the science fiction writers. Daniel Jackson seemed to have it right in his first novel, Ring of Death, when he wrote, ‘the people of Earth would be caught with their arrogance up and their guard down because who would dare attack from such a benign object as a ring.’
“I wonder if he knew how close to the truth he would hit. Our eyes are open now; we are humbled.”