Friday, 23 August 2013

Response 6: Over the top


The commanding officer nervously checks his pocket watch, he must have done this several times in quick succession, 5 minutes to go, he knows he must deliver a speech that has some grains of hope, for surely once the whistle blows, everything will be lost.

A young boy brings water to the needy and collects letters to be delivered to loved ones back home, sometimes retrieving correspondence from the cold clutching lifeless hands.

Knee deep in the blood of brothers, contaminated by parasitic passengers who descend on this morbid scene in their thousands, cries of pain, cries of anguish, delirious laughter, a constant terrible cacophony of noise complimented by the constant gun fire and never ending bombardment.

Its time lads, c’mon ,pick up your rifles, steady…………………………………………………………………..the whistle blows, over the top, all deserters will be shot, we all pile over,  the chances of surviving this are one in a million!

1 comment:

  1. Very dark story! You can imagine how frightening it would have been there

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