The Drabble Day Challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ and it involves writing a Drabble (a short story of 100 words, plus or minus 5) based around a particular prompt. This week’s prompt was “TRAIN”.
We are the train; the main force is up ahead, attacking the Kraxar redoubt, we struggle along behind, pulling the gun carriages (now that the mules are dead).
Commander Kreel is a hero. He has survived countless assaults on Kraxar forces. Few of his troops could say that…
The sky explodes into blinding light. This time the Kraxar have decided to destroy all, rather than suffer the ignominy of defeat.
Topping the last hill; we see that nothing remains of the redoubt but a smoking plain of melted glass.
We are the train; we have artillery and food. And we are alone, lightyears from home…