1. “Heaven is gone, only the war remains.”
2. Four years later the bushes are fully grown and she’s finally free of the prying eyes of her neighbors.
3. The locals had generations of stories about the horrors that slept within the tombs, but the invading armies laughed off their superstitions and ransacked the mad queen’s hoard.
4. He woke to the sound of sirens and the sharp bark of gunfire.
5. The planet’s flora has an explosive growth rate, meant to combat the constant appetites of the megafauna. Unfortunately, the colony didn’t notice until they’d chased off the herds around the settlement.