Silence – a story in 100 words

His knees dug deep into the cold and damp soil of the trench as the night sky lit up like fireworks.  The acrid smell of sulfur filled the smoky air as he reached for new ammo.  There were frantic cries all around him and his cold fingers trembled.  He thought of the prayer he said before leaving the ship and how he’d prayed to the patron saints of everything to make it back to his mother, and most of all, his girl.  Reloading, getting to his knees and taking aim, he fired.

A blinding white light and then, silence.

©Kay Salady


About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on January 8, 2012, in poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wonderful – love that you posted it here as well as on the 100 Words page. hugs


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