Stories tagged “sniper”

  • Nester - Anticipation

    Tara lay prone on the hull, peering through the magscope mounted on her rifle. The dots had grown larger in the last hour and she knew battle was minutes away. The readout on her helmet visor read 980 kilometers. 979. 978. 977. Tara took a moment to gl...

  • Nester - Hailstorm

    An invisible hailstorm ripped through space from the hull of The Volta. The deadly energy bolts quickly converged on the flanking hoard of enemy boarders. Roughly 2,000 body-armored soldiers were approaching The Volta from port as the main assault rage...

  • Nester - The Miss (Mature)

    Tara’s eyes went wide with surprise. She’d missed. In six years of war, she’d never missed. Twenty Eight major engagements 1,692 confirmed kills. 0 misses. Until today. She stared across the void through her magscope at the approachin...

  • Nester - The Assault

    The uncanny foe jerked itself in all directions with precise thruster blasts. It seemed to wrap around the invisible energy bolts like an unholy vine. It managed to evade every shot as if they were tennis balls playfully lofted by a child. Tara was, be...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Through The Crosshairs

    Everything looks different through the scope. I can see the sweat beading on his face as he clings to his female hostage. The body language of her panic telegraphs her fear. Her eyes are wide and her scream is silenced under the pressure of the arm tha...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • One Shot, One Kill

    Prey was the other guy. This was a high stakes game where the loser paid with his life. Bodies already littered the valley, grotesque colors painting their clothes. Cory didn’t plan on joining them. He was part of a team, an elite unit that pract...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Last Contract

    Inhale. Exhale slowly. His finger rested gently on the trigger of his Barrett as the crosshairs settled in the center of the old man’s chest. 50 caliber, he thought. This is going to be messy. He reviewed in his mind the briefing his top client h...

    • Author: Kespan
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • One Shot, One Kill?

    Dropped straight into the heart of enemy territory. Crawling three kilometers over six days through Russian wilderness. Dragging along a 15kg Intervention sniper rifle. Not getting spotted by a single patrol en route. That was how damn good Lt. “...

    • Author: Nickel
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Down Goes the Puppy

    “Good morning, sir, I am Detective DeGrasso and this here is Detective Novak. We’d like to ask you a few questions, if we may…” Braggs pivoted instantly and started running down the alley. “Cut him off on Southern Blvd,...

  • No Fun

    Everbody likes a good secret, myself included. Who’s screwing who, who’s taking a little off the top, no matter what it is, everybody’s got their own little secret. Myself included. I have more than one secret, you might say that I...

  • The Eye of God

    I peered out of the window of one of the anonymous office blocks in this part of town, then lowered my gaze back to the precision sight that, in previous times, would have been more often found mounted on a ballistic weapon. The spotter shuffled a litt...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Touch of Winter

    Vasily waited. He was good at waiting. He’d been good at it before the war started. Now it served him even better. Be patient, he told his students, Winter kills with coldness. In the dark, it was difficult to see anything moving at all amongst t...

  • Rooftop Ballet

    This is my art, my music, my drama. Some might doubt its beauty, but to me there is nothing else. You’re just in time for the introduction. Here I am, and there he is. It starts off perfectly fair. We both know we’re in this waltz of weapon...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • Job Offer

    “May I sit here?” Durellia jumped at the voice as her eyes glanced up from her book about conspiracies, false history, and masons. A man looked at her, waiting, with an amused look hiding in his milk chocolate irises. Durellia stared at him...

  • On Safari (Mature)

    Looking at the world through a sniper scope never got old. Even though Mallory had been a mercenary for ten years, he still got a thrill as he swept the cross hairs back and forth. For a moment he imagined he was on safari. Bang, there went a kangaroo....

  • Last Contract - Inversion

    Mint. That’s what was on the old man’s breath. Mint and a bit of sourness that reminded spoiled milk. But mostly mint. Funny what the mind focuses on when the impossible happens. He glanced to his left and grimaced. Yes, it was that old man...

  • (Day 26) The Chronocle

    BOOM That bass-filled shockwave almost caves in my eardrums, but I don’t notice. My eyes are too busy taking in the new scene so I can dissect and analyze it. I tell myself the same thing as I always do when I arrive. “There’s somethi...

  • Can't Sail From Your Past, Either

    The freighter cut through the waves like butter. He gazed out over the rolling sea. The blue sky and steely gray waves were vastly different from the yellow-orange sand dunes behind. The salty sea air was invigorating. The ship made a strange sound tha...