The Fight

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The binary-pattern hammering of the rear cannon echoed through the cockpit as I wove the nimble little fighter through a veritable swarm of shells, the automatic point defense of the light cruiser sitting a mere seven hundred meters away doing its utmost to smash me into pulp. A quick glance at the screens told me that the missile still had a lock.

I yanked the control stick backwards and pressed on the right pedal, sending me into a tight upward spiral towards the relative safety of the carrier. But I wouldn’t be settling into the hangar just yet – my little interceptor was one of the few fighters left and the missile boats needed cover.

The short-wave radio crackled unsteadily.
“Highland Seven, fall in behind Highland Five and Swarm Three. Juniper Nine will make a run to killbox Delta-Seven.”
“Roger that, Control. Give me a few seconds to lose this missile.”

I swerved hard into a high-gee left and released the chaff. The throttle slid to full under my fingers, and I left the explosion behind.

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  1. Avatar HSAR

    @Someday_93: That’s interesting- I had intended for this to be a sci-fi dogfight type story, but it does now seem to suggest a modern-day setting.

  2. Avatar Luke Nicolaou

    I picked up the on sci-fi, but maybe just because I know your style.

    Great story, hope there’s more :D

  3. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Good stuff. I always enjoy reading your stories.

  4. Avatar Paige Elizabeth

    I liked this . Fast paced, fun to read and you packed a lot into a small space. Well done!

  5. Avatar The Third Robot

    I couldn’t see this as anything but sci-fi. A very good combat scene.

  6. Avatar HSAR

    Wow, featured too! Awesome.

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