#DailyPrompt: Pride and Joy

What’s your most prize possession? He could not understand those youngsters glorifying a past which was alien to them: how could they know? How could they even understand what it had been like? He could tell them, but he doubted they would listen. So they marched in the streets of still peaceful cities, ignorant, holding flags andContinue reading “#DailyPrompt: Pride and Joy”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Conquer

 The battle cruiser Aurora, of the Holy Socialist Galactic Alliance (HSGA), skipper Commander Lara Maiakovski, 23, Order of Lenin, Galactic Cross of Valour, Iron Cross with Palms, captured the little craft off the shores of Betelgeuse. Commander Maiakovski – the Angel of the Black Star, as she was known in the Fleet – called herContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Conquer”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Abandoned

 It was night and it was winter, but I wanted to see the place, our place, once again. So, alone, I followed the long road, lined with so many memories of you, of us, of time past, of dreams lost. I found the old house, the air was frosty, there was no sound as IContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Abandoned”

#AtoZChallenge: April 18 – P is for Panzer

The year is 1942. At night he sleeps under his tank, wrapped in a light blanket. But then it is still only autumn. In the morning he washes in cold icy water, polishes his boots, oils his Mauser, and talks to his men, before they resume their journey, further East. They worship him. He isContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge: April 18 – P is for Panzer”