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.