The Approach

I was at my station on Tower 5 overlooking Green Plains.  We hadn’t seen a dragon in two months nor did we expect an attack from that side and since we were short of technicians they left me to guard the position alone.

When the sensors picked up the heads of more than fifty approaching, I confirmed the attack and fired the missiles which scrambled the jets.  There was nothing left for me to do except wait sitting on the S10 as a last defense.

I can still hear the screeching of those who made it past our defenses.  I didn’t expect to survive, especially when the tower dropped, but I hoped at least when I joined my family our city would.

Linked to GirlieOnTheEdge’s Six Sentence Story with the prompt word being “station”.

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GirlieOnTheEdge Denise Farley’s six-sentence-stories icon

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

31 thoughts on “Station”

  1. Good take on the cue word, and would never have expected a dragon story. I like how we are left to our imagination for that initial battle, and then the outcomes for the person posted at the tower.
    “When the sensors picked up the heads of more than fifty approaching…” is a pretty terrifying line!

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