100 Word Challenge – Week 91: Scorpion

Though my bones may be retired and wings long since faded, my claws have never lost their touch. Bind them if you wish, but there’s always a sting in the tail that will catch you.  Run if it suits you; flee to the shadows or clouds. My teeth will find you. Cower under stone or steel, or stand your ground and face me, it matters not. If you are marked as my prey, I will find you. Be you my enemy, I will pursue you.  Stand as my rival, and I will end you.

I am Scorpion; heavenly fire wielded faster than sound.  Shall we begin?



My entry for this week’s 100 Word Challenge from Julia’s Place. And a testament to a forgotten step in history, the first nuclear dogfighter.  Hopefully, the last one as well.


I hope you all enjoy.

5 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge – Week 91: Scorpion

  1. Mayumi-H says:

    I love when you anthropomorphize jets and fighters. 😀 You’ve got this good sense of voice for…not machines exactly, but steeds, I guess, is the word I’m reaching for. Because they’re never mere or simple collections of parts – I feel for them. Usually when you relate one to its pilot or vice versa, but also when you take a second to step back and let the fighter do the talking. The words seem to come easily to you, too. I don’t know if that’s the case, but these pieces always read as smooth and flowing.

    Nice story, Shade!

  2. Tracy says:

    Thank you loved it

  3. The Real Cie says:

    Perhaps one day all nuclear devices will be history. I doubt it, but a small part of me holds out hope.

  4. Sarah Ann says:

    Great description, which paints a chilling picture.

  5. Sally says:

    Very clever as I didn’t realise it was a machine being described.

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