Tough Fight

battlefield war explosion gun bombWith yesterdays Daily Prompt under my belt, I can now move on to today’s.

Write about anything you’d like, but make sure the post includes this sentence:

“I thought we’d never come back from that one.”

Sounds like a flash fiction thing to me.

300 words and go…

‘I thought we’d never come back from that one’ said Luke as he rested heavily on his broken assault rifle.

Matt sat up and looked at his comrade ‘What?’

‘Just sayin’. Tough fight. Didn’t think we were going to make it.’

Matt looked around, the battle was still raging around them but the sound was distorted and muffled, as if the volume had been turned down. Explosions and falling debris fell like feathers. ‘I don’t think we did.’

‘Did what?’

‘For the love of… make it! I don’t think we made it! We’re dead!’

Luke looked around, his brow furrowed in concentration. ‘Oh. Well that would certainly explain the white fatigues. Figured it was just snow camouflage or something. What next? What do we do?’

‘Dunno. I’ve never died before.’

‘Oh yeah. Was it that bomb thing that exploded near us?’

Matt looked at his war buddy with a tired look of exasperation that more than answered his question.

The two comrades sat down on the battlefield together and looked round, with no more urgency than a romantic couple out for a picnic. Minutes passed without either of them being able to grasp just how many.

Those minutes turned into hours then days. The two late solders just sat down and waited for something to happen.

‘Well we can’t wait here any longer. Shouldn’t we head towards a light or something?’ asked Luke.

Matt shrugged. ‘No idea. We have to do something though. Maybe we could be guardian angels and help people through difficulties in their lives. We can help to make the world a better place even though we’re dead.’

‘Yeah I guess’ replied Luke. ‘Or we could go scare the crap out off your ex-wife…’

‘Alright, let’s do that.’

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