Monday, March 17, 2014

Flash 3: November's War

November's War
Beth Overmyer

Only two remained when silence fell. Butch and Sal left the safety of the tent, taking in the horrors of their first battle. A woman they’d named “Savage” from the onslaught lay in a pool of teeth by the ammo. The rest of the bodies appeared to have been trampled on their way to the front, while others—so young!—had failed to retreat and lay bleeding. Sal turned to her friend, who had weathered the late November morning by her side. “Black Friday’s aren’t for the faint of heart,” she said. Then, hand-in-hand, they left the sporting goods department. 

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Susan Bernhardt said...

I enjoyed this very much, Beth! Great twist! Good luck!

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Unknown said...

This is one of my favorites... but is it the one I'll vote for? I avoid the November War myself, but every year I consider checking it out as a spectator.

S. Willett said...

Definitely one of my top ten!