Time of DyingTime of Dying in Short Stories More Like This
Ringing that.. awful ringing..
Echo strained the shake away the high pitched whine echoing in his ears. The after effect of the fiery explosion maintained its steady tone, deafening the loud scream of his name. The ARC's movement hurt, and Echo feebly ceased his attempt. The crippled clone lay in silent agony.
On the ground I lay
Motionless in pain
I can see my life flashing before my eyes
The flames around him licked harmlessly at the plastoid of his armor, it's glow was fading..
"We have to go NOW!" The general's voice startled Echo, reminding him of the whine in his ears that was finally dulling. It took Echo a moment to register the meaning..
Did I fall asleep
Is this all a dream
Wake me up, I'm living a nightmare
NO! Echo thought in sudden panic I'm alive! Alive!
The ARC mustered all of his strength to open his eyes to drive away the creeping darkness. Nothing.. his eyes were open. But.. the light.. still faded.. Echo fought the darkness, fear for
Orphans of War: AloneOrphans of War: Alone in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Patrol. Jix hated it. But Rex had sent him and Sergeant Coric because there was no one else to spare.
"Check for stragglers. We need to be sure all civilians have left the area. Things are going to get nasty soon." Rex had told them.
The first three houses were clearly empty; they didn't even bother getting off their speeder bikes. The road they were traveling on was just a mere path with two ruts separated by a grassy hump in the center. Trees overhung it on both sides, some lower branches managing to slap out at the clone trooper pair as they road along.
"Uhg.. no one is out here.. let's just get back sarge." Jix grumbled, slapping away a branch as they flew by.
"I think the last house is just around this curve," Coric's voice crackled over the comm. "The road ends at this little--"
"Look out!" Jix shouted.
They came out of the blind curve and two kids, a boy and a girl, were standing in the knee deep grass in the road. They made no effort to get out of the way of the oncoming