Sargon the Starfighter
I went a little Kong, and they put me in the zoo. But now I'm back cause there was more for me to do.
"Swift..easy," <kapow> "Dead."
The spotter located the next target and started, "Swift..easy," <kapow> "dead!"
A crisp cadet followed by an older officer called the sniper and spotter to attention," Platoon Guide Chapman and Assistant P. G. Gutierrez?"
The two soldiers lept to their feet, with arms at the port ready, "Sir, Yes Sir!"
"Pack your shit! You have been transferred to fighter pilot school."
"But Sir, we have no background in airplanes, by the time we're trained we'll miss the whole war." Chappy pleaded.
A sinister smirk crept over the Colonel's cheeks, and he pointed to line of 18 wheelers stretching toward the horizon. Each one carried a massive shape that looked like a cross between a squid and a gnarled cypress stump.
"They're not planes. Duke Letterkill's boys just busted through the blockade and delivered us starfighters. Oh, and don't worry about about not being able to fly, because these fighters are alive. As a matter of fact one of them calling himself Sargon requested you two personally."
Comments (4 so far!)
This is a great twist! It gives the series machismo, reminds us that it is sci-fi, and evens the playing field. Now, us humans can defend our planet.
- #2787 Posted 3 years ago
Living ships. Living starships. That is a huge concept to unpack. I think some backtracking is in order.
- #2807 Posted 3 years ago
Jae if you will do me and Elsha a big favor and read the story "robot love techno" at hawkandyoung.wordpress.com
Not only will you learn more about the empire's living ships, you will be giving us some much needed feedback.
- #2884 Posted 3 years ago
Oh yeah and please comment on the site
- #2885 Posted 3 years ago
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