Thursday, April 10, 2008

Prompt: Purple


"So what else do we know about this guy?"

"Well, one thing – you won’t believe it..."

"What’s that?"

"They say he recieved the Purple Heart after the third war."

"This your idea of a joke?"

"Afraid not."

The third war didn’t leave injured soldiers. Might sound humane, and if you consider efficient killing to be humane, it was. Your ship takes a strange-matter torp in trans-planetary flight, you don’t limp home with a broken leg.

"That clinches it. The stories aren’t real. Just some pseudonym."


"And if not, he’s got problems enough without us at the door."

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