Stories tagged “combat”

  • Climbing Stairs In Combat Boots

    I slowly, carefully climbed the stairs up to my parents’ appartment, trying not to trip over the long laces of my black combat boots. I could hear babies crying, people yelling, dogs barking, the usual melody of disfunction that greeted me each t...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Lovely Greeting

    Each tap of my knuckles against the flimsy wooden door sent a sharp pain through my ears and into my head. At last, the door creaked open. I could see my mother’s, now old and wrinkled, face looking me up and down for a moment. She then opened th...

    • Author: Elice
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • No Soul Who Has Ever Worn It's Tattered Grace Has Escaped

    653 souls pursed their aether to pay the way for this little girl to wear the head band. an awkward heavy sword cutesy little kitten hands Her obi stretched across a middle school uniform while pigtails draw crosshairs on the number one head band color...

  • The golden dragon

    Glaurung lay on the cold surface of the rock he swished his tail from side to side and breathed heavily, The sunlight shone onto his golden scales causing him to almost look as though he was glowing. “Morning” said Borin Glaurung nodded his...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • The Fight

    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 utmo...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Vanguard

    The rock behind me shook as I opened the link to Command. “We need immediate reinforcement, repeat immediate reinforcement. We’re pinned down in grid co-ordinates 9091 by 3415, four klicks north of the sensor post. Negative, we’re und...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • On Wings of Fire

    I felt the cockpit shudder as the sleek fighter broke the sound barrier. I never heard the sonic boom, as the rumble of the engines blocked out all noise. Below me is an open field, small specks of fire from muzzle flashes punctuated a seemingly peacef...

  • Heaven's Applause

    The missile arced into the cloud banks sharply. Shedding Machs like water, it slowed from its cruise speed to strike velocity. The satellite linkup was still (thankfully) live and satellite visuals picked out the target and the missile throughout the E...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Sleepless Night

    Unable to get any sleep, I climbed out of bed to go for a walk in the hope that it would calm the storm of images in my head. I opened my tent, and breathed in a lungful of the fresh night air, and looked over at the man on watch. His head moved side t...

  • Sudden Waking

    The blast knocked him from the tree, white pulse blinding my night-adjusted eyes and a shower of vaporised bark and organic matter filling the air as the surrounding area ignited from the intense heat. More blasts lit up the night, eliminating the rest...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Dead Aim

    “Huntsman, you in position?” “Yes sir. I’m ready when you are” I replied as I drew back the heavy bolt of my rifle to chamber a round. “Copy that. Intel says we have twenty plus foot mobiles with a BMP en route, so d...

  • Stop and Drop

    The whole ship came alive at once. The main drive came online and took over from the ghost drives, sending power levels into the green. Simultaneously, the stealth panels were retracted in favour of the standard titanium-alloy armour plate underneath. ...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Lucid

    I watched in helpless fear as I tried to escape the binds that held me tight. BANG! Another corpse fell over, as the executioner moved up the line. “LET ME GO!” I yelled. The executioner ignored me. BANG! Another of my comrades fell to the ...

  • Bullet Hell

    The Ignatz, turning on a dime, banked right at a hundred gravities, pirouetting in a wide parabola. Krazy Kat slunk within its slipstream, weaving a lattice of energy weapon beams and FTL magnetic rail gun projectiles. The Ignatz, subjecting its pilot ...

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Psycombat (Mature)

    They came tumbling out of the rift, sixteen in number, weapons hot and blazing neon death. Their carapaces throbbed with halogen psycombat shields. Fuck! Military thoughtkiller psycombat bots. X let the onboard computer take control in a blur of limbs....

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • No Fear

    The whump and crack of bullets hitting dirt filled the air. Blurs of hot metal tore the air in two around his ears as the soldier crouched low behind a lump of earth. Grit kicked up by impacting shots caught in his eyes and nostrils. Fear filled his mi...

  • Defense Mechanism (Mature)

    It would do nearly anything, as long as it was unpleasant, to an intruder. It could detect how the unwanted visitor was coming, what he or she was carrying, and even smell if they were afraid. It was silent and efficient and it could make you really de...

  • Defending The Home

    We heard shots fired next door. One each for Tony, Jenna, and Simone. Damn it! They would be coming for us, next. I told Anna, “Upstairs! If I go down…” “I know,” she said. “I love you.” Before I could reply, s...