Stories tagged “battle”

  • Becoming Robot

    When the Marauders invaded the Aegis base, I ended up all alone in the sealed-off mech lab. I’d missed the evacuation orders—when you work where giant robots are clanking around all the time, you learn to tune out most distractions. Now I might...

  • How to Tilt at Windmills

    “This is a skill I’m never going to need, old man.” Don Quixote wasn’t one to be discouraged by an unwilling student. “Nonsense, my good friend. One must always be prepared for battle, even in the most unlikely of places.&...

    • Author: Acantha
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fog of War

    They were waiting for us. “Ambush, that’s original.”, thought Alberts. It’s dark; feels industrial in here. I look at the team. These are kids, not soldiers. Got more teeth than pubic hair. “Sir, I smell ambush.” I g...

    • Author: Dockboy
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • The Last Stand

    “Get up you fool! Get up or you’ll die!” Zane yelled, i could barely hear him. I smell blood and what i think was burnt flesh, where was my combat helmet? And then i remember the shell, and the flash of light…. Where are my men!? My vision clea...

  • The Sky is a Battlefield

    You shine, you shine Upon the earth Thank you for Your blissful worth. Thank you for Your swaying light Which sticks with us Until the night. To grace the sky Your foe awaits Until, until It does get late. The battle begins With both in view You’...

  • A Glorious war?

    Dear Mother, Before I left your care and marched to the frontline, I’d heard stories of soldiers in war. The pride of our nation, the bravest of the brave. I never missed a chance to hear one of Father’s tales about how honourable his comra...

    • Author: Bad Beat
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A glorious war? -Prequel

    To think the field once lush with grass and rampant flowers, filling the landscape with an awesome beauty. Replaced by a sight I wish upon no man. There is no beauty in war. The whistle seconds away. We wait, while praying we would never hear it. Prayi...

    • Author: Bad Beat
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Full speed now! (Mature)

    The captain was tired, desperate and angry. His ship had suffered severe engine failure in the middle of nowhere, and he was about to lose his bonus if the engineers didn’t come up with a miracle. “Captain, we need you up on deck.” Ca...

  • Unification of two stars

    A white lance of energy pierces the planet and turns it into pieces flying everywhere. Honestly I’m insulted. He really thinks a planet could hurt me? I know this is only really a bar brawl, but a planet? I’m going to show him how real gods...

  • Thunder and Lightning

    The soft pitter-patter of rain was the only sound in the oriental ghost town. On one side of the town stood the giant hulking figure of a sumo wrestler, on the other the wispy form of a ninja. It was a dream match-up, speed and agility versus power and...

  • Ficly Takes Flight

    In the midst of the confrontation, the Ficlyteers heard a resounding roar. They looked back and saw that the back of the USS Ficly had changed into an aircraft carrier. A large airplane pulled out on deck with Kevin and Jason in the pilot’s seat....

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Vrooooom!

    With the ninja’s free hand, he formed a small hand-symbol and thrust his chakra-hardened head at the sumo’s skull. A pulse emitted from the chubby asian and he threw his arms back, releasing the stealthy agent. The ninja backed up, grabbing...

  • Challenger Approaches

    The group was hardly more than a rag-tag mob of children, the oldest of them being fifteen, and the youngest twelve, all of them more assured than they had any right to be. There they stood simply holding branches sharpened with rocks, eager to meet th...

    • Author: Mogs
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ficly Flees or Mighty Joe Young Gets Out The Monster Truck

    The Ficlyteers piled into the Ficly fighter jet and it took off with a resounding roar. “Off we go into the wild blue yonder-” Jason sang. “We’re not in the US Air Force.” G2 pointed out. “Kevin where are we going?&#...

  • Nowhere In Site

    The moment of shear and utter silence that followed, although only lasting for two seconds at most, was pure hell. I could think of nothing more to say to them. Finally, my mother opened her mouth. “That’s not the way God wants it to be,...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Send in the clowns

    The plain stretched before them. On the horizon, dust thrown up by the rampaging hordes merged into the grey clouds. “Ssh! Listen!” “What do you hear, Gragnark?” whispered King Nev. “A thousand, no – wait”, Gr...

  • Staredown

    A single bead of sweat rolls down his forehead, the only motion I have seen in the past hour. An observer would see no more than two men, tensed like loaded springs, staring at each other a few yards apart… but the battle had begun as soon as our...

    • Author: Scott
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Confrontation

    Standing before this abomination that could have been spawned only from the deepest areas of fear from a common mind, the mob of children quickly dwindled to a handful, and those that stayed seemed frozen in step. The machine, as if a force of nature, ...

    • Author: Mogs
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • On the Play Field of Battle, Such As It Was

    With his usual knack for going unseen, Alex slipped from the classroom and bolted for the outside door. A quick left out the heavy, metal door, and he was rounding the side of the building to the wide play yard. There the lady in black stockings contin...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Neurophages XVI

    Lou and Miles looked on helplessly as angel and enormous battle-engine squared off. The huge machine was clutching a pitch-black sword in one of its vast three-fingered pincers, and it was apparent that it was able to move much faster than such a huge ...

  • Leaving the cave

    Listen: It’s time to go now. The fire is failing, the gods are howling, the river runs white. I’m scared and I know you are. We may fail if we go but if we stay here we sure as hell will never succeed. One step at a time. Careful, the rain&...

    • Author: Pat J
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • My EneME

    Head bowed, I step onto the battlefield. I observe the glint of sunlight refracting off my blade. Raising my head, I nod, acknowledging the too familiar enemy on the other side of the plain. We salute…then charge across the field. Metal rings. Sw...

    • Author: Tay
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Sky Blue Raincoats In Battle (Part One)

    It has been nearly ten months since I’ve last seen that sky blue raincoat draped along her shoulders. The way it caressed her heart-shaped necklace got to me the very first time I met her in that elevator. I remember returning on a rainy day from...