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For Honor and Duty – #Drabble

March 2, 2016


for 100 Word Challenge – Prompt: Duty

For Honor and Duty

Sargent Casey steadied his hand. Poised his laser pistol. He looked around at his comrades. Anxiety. Not a steeled one in the bunch. That was okay. At least they cared. He had no room for psychopaths in his division. They usually got someone or themselves killed.

“Any minute, men. Get ready!” he screamed over the sound of the bursting bombs.

“For God and country!” they all cried back.


The men rushed over the canyon wall. Poured down onto the red dust below. Fired their weapons at every Martian in sight. Dying for Earth. Honor. Duty.

©2016 Lori Carlson. All rights reserved.

(100 words)

  1. even off world . . . wars continue. Good job with the prompt

  2. Every battle needs a steady hand. Great build up!

  3. 2old2tap permalink

    As ever, man taking that which he only thinks is his. Nicely done!

  4. That was great – and I definitely got the sense that the humans are the aggressors in this case. It would explain his fear of psychopaths being in his group.

  5. I can only hope the Martians invaded us first and now we’re taking the fight to them, but I suspect humans are the aggressors here 🙂 Great story!

    • In my mind, as I wrote this, we were the aggressors.. not sure why. Maybe I have a soft spot for Martians? 😉

  6. Blast those martians 🙂 This is fantastic!

  7. Had me from the get go and a great twist at the end.


    Ally 🙂

  8. Did not see that coming, but I LOVED it. Darn martians!

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