Trigger Event

Toonrmicon Author: Robotech_Master Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Chris Meadows spent his formative years in Jonesboro, Arkansas, followed by the small-town environment of Cassville, Missouri, before moving to Springfield to attend Southwest Missouri State U... Read Bio

There was plenty of fighting. I was fired a lot. I did my best to try to hold my fire, or miss, or whatever, but like I said, it only used my brain. The part of it that processed visuals, I guess. As long as I could see, he could shoot at what I was seeing. And I couldn’t close my eyes or even blink as we killed Aegis robots.

Then another robot got the drop on him, and I clattered to the floor. I didn’t have a very good view of the fight, but this other robot was faster, smarter, and a better fighter. It threw him against a wall, and reached down to pick me up.

As its—_her_—hand touched my handgrip, our minds linked and she could feel exactly what I was thinking. Her shock and horror caused her to freeze up for a moment, very nearly made her drop me. But she recovered her equilibrium before my captor could get back to his feet, and leveled me at him.

She sent me a thought to ask me if this was all right. With every fiber of my being, I replied YES! So she pulled my trigger.

And together, we ended him.

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  1. Avatar The Electric Hillbilly

    Dude, excellent writing. I envy the style, but the passive voice is holding you back. You can make these excellent words white hot if you switch from passive to active.

  2. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    She’s a passive character right now. She’s thinking passively. That’s what happens when you write in character voice.

  3. Avatar boxofun

    OOOh, I love this! It can totally stand on its own and makes for a beautiful, imaginative story. Thank you!

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