Wordforge 8-20-14 (Words as Weapons/Glory)

I threw my literary hat into the ring on this flash fiction challenge. Check out my entry (and all the others) in the comments section!

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Wordforge 8-20-14

SONG: “Words as Weapons” by Seether

THEME: Glory

“We have to roll back, we can’t take much more of this!”

Corporal Hayes had been shouting since the bombardment began and hadn’t stopped, and Nia was surprised that he hadn’t passed out yet from it, the man could hardly catch his breath.

“We’re not going anywhere, Hayes,” she says, not taking her eyes from the observation slit in the hulk. “Command said to hold this point and that’s what we’re going to do.”

The rest of the squad was scared, but still following orders — except for Hayes, and if he kept it up much longer it would start to creep under the skin of the others. They’d held the hilltop since sunrise, and the mad red orb was well on its way to the horizon, and the Plasmic Engines never let up their fire. Nia thought it would have…

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