Weapons Training Guide

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I am the daughter of a society on Mars. We live in isolation, fighting our way out of this dark hole, void of Earth’s poetic technology, such as firepower based on philosophy and metaphysics. Starships sail near. When we see them in space, we send distress calls. If they land, we attack with speed.

By campfire’ we write new guides through metered poems. The original user guides had presented a challenge; they were only drawn images of humans. We are without limbs. Therein was the puzzle. But we run at faster than light, so sneak attacks save on bullets. Our necks are twice as long but double jointed, so learning to duck is easy.

Pride drives us. We have fears about these weapons, but we respect them. Testing has resulted in a comedy of errors. Some have resulted in death. Accidents turn darkness to light, our knowledge increases through our loss of life.

We have one weapon that presents hope, but it requires a pilot. That’s where I, Bic, come in.

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Comments (4 so far!)

  1. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    A whole lot of set up for that last bit, and it is almost anti-climactic. We don’t know why the job of of pilot is anything special outside of weapons use. What if the next passing ship is friendly? However, I see that you used almost all the tags, which is what I wanted to do. Beat me to it! Let’s see if I can top this…

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    ok ok, ALL of them.

  3. Avatar 32 ^2

    @Elsha, I love constraint writing, like a no E ficly. In the end the result may not make too much sense, but it’s all about the constraint. Thanks for noticing.

  4. Avatar BiC

    Ha! I was wondering how long it would be before someone used all the tags (or forms of the tags). On its own this is interesting and using all the tags makes for some funny descriptions. Like ‘learning to duck is easy’. If you have the space, making the tags bold would be neat to see. (Pride drives us.)