flash fiction, Genre - Fantasy, Genre - Fiction, Genre - General, Genre - Horror, Genre - Sci Fi, Rating - PG, Stories on a Theme, writing

Flash Fiction – Ochre – (Stories on a Theme – “Horizon”)

It’s been a bloody day on the battlefield, you know this. You daren’t tell your platoon how bloody, in case they try another revolt. Everyone is drawn out, everyone is tired.

You look, through your helmet, at the sunset of another world. Your home world has a gentle red and orange sunset compared to the harsh blue of this world’s toxic sky.

You’re doing it for them, you think, as you see your children dance across the inside of your visor screen.

They’ll be free from the invasion, if you win here.

If, being the operative word.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.