Drabble: The Art of War – by Anna Salonen

by specklit

The Achilles burst from the void, her engines straining.

Sol. Finally.

Captain Yeang blinked the sweat from his eyes. A risky move, entering the wormhole, but it had paid off. They were home, after twenty years.

Was the war over?

“Captain, detecting three hundred and thirty-four ships ahead. Human and Rak’Tashi.”

Apparently not.

“Bring her about, Mr. Roth. Fire at will.”

A Rak’Tashi ship exploded in a satisfying nova of blues and greens.

“Captain, we’re being hailed.”

“On screen.”

A man’s face appeared, flushed and angry.

“Murderers!”

Captain Yeang gaped.

“What are you doing, bringing hard ammo to a reenactment?”

Author’s Note: Historical reenactments are fun (until someone loses an eye).


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