Stories tagged “army”

  • Killing Machines

    “Colonel Withe, sir! The first group is wiping out fast!” Colonel Withe looked straight in his eyes. The man flickered from his gaze. Instantly, Withe knew this man was still a boy. Using his authoritative voice, Colonel Withe spoke. “...

    • Author: rain
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • No Greater Cause

    “You can’t just go riding off to a war which you will most certainly loose.” The female warrior looked her father in the eye. “Will you provide an army to aid us?” she asked, turning and walking slowly toward the balcony&#...

  • Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

    I stopped at the top of the stairs uniform on, bags packed. The left wall was covered with pictures of a boy, young and innocent and how he grew to be who he is now. I marched down the stairs but paused at the bottom step to peek my head around the cor...

  • What I Did In The War

    “What did he mean, about you knowing how dangerous zombies are?” Damn my son had good hearing when he wanted to. “He just meant that I’d lived through the outbreak.” “What about being recalled, why do you have a gun?...

  • Malfunctioning

    “Hello my name is—Hello my name is—Hello my name—name—name—is—is—is” Leon sighed heavily, squeezing the intersection of his eyes and nose with his fingers. “Sir! Unit 37K is malfunctioning aga...

  • Pioneer Days (homophone challenge)

    Beats echoed across the plain, rebounding off tree and rock, making John look up from his plowing. It wasn’t long before he spied them. They were a red blur in the distance. He unhitched Star from the plow and led her to the barn. She followed, b...

  • Grenade!

    “Watch out grenade!”, “What grenade?” shouted ryan. “That one heading towards us!” yelled the man. “Oh yeah i see it” replied ryan. BANG

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sniper

    It’s strange. You see it when you’re watching TV, you do it when your playing video games and even through six months of boot camp and basic training I never really wondered what it would be like to actually kill someone. Now, as I’m ...

  • No Matter How Many

    Shrill watched the great war ships as they bobbed towards land for a while, and then stepped down from the wall. “There must be something we can do!” His commanding officer, a man with more scars than years, laid a heavily gloved hand on hi...

    • Author: ahobday
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Shadows

    A soldier’s shadow Feels no pain Sliding over jagged gravel— Its black outline does not contain The fragile face from which it came The fragile face that’s in my aim Is mute and vague I cannot hear its screams It hasn’t lived or died ...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Children of The Forest

    The forest was abandoned by the usual fauna that inhabited its realms. The storm that raged in the midst of the hundreds miles of forest poured an ocean of freezing rain. The thunder boomed and shook the soggy ground, rattling the weeping willows that ...

  • A Soldier and His Wife.

    Death lies on her, like an untimely frost upon the sweetest flower in all the field. Under the grey clouds, a storm brews and I’ve finally let go of my shield. What was once an army of men, lies amongst the Flowers. The night draws in, I’...

    • Author: miniash
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Strong Incentives

    Everyone in the bar was hustled out into the snow at sword point. The sober ones were tasked with bringing out those too drunk to stand. Soldiers, their faces hidden by shadow and helm, surrounded the bar’s patrons. Outside, a fat man with more b...

  • Witches Are Not Included In Census Data

    Boredom was the order of the day. Boredom and… paperwork. Who knew life on a military base would be so dull? Even for a civilian contractor. “Sam! You’re daydreaming again. I asked you if you’ve ever seen her?” said Privat...

    • Author: kyle90
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Day In the Private Life

    “About…face!” Barked orders fill the heavy air. Cut-downs and slurs follow soon after. Down in the muck we struggle dutifully. Every man-jack of us wants to quit. Few will. G.I.s don’t quit, not real ones anyway. Hell arrives in...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.