100 Word Challenge – The First Shot

He brought his X-Wing into as tight a turn as it would manage, rolling it along its wingtips. Red pulses dashed above and below him as he danced, evading the Valkyrie’s weapons lock. “He’s staying on me, Two. Slip ‘em!”

His wingman acknowledged with action, slipping out of line and sliding his snubfighter until he was in line with the pursuer. Yet the enemy didn’t waiver, pouring fire at its target. Tycho did not hesitate either, pumping quadburst after quadburst of cannon fire into the Federation fighter. And as the smoke cleared, neither Rogue questioned their actions or what was bound to happen next.

Entry #1 for this week’s 100 Word Challenge. It takes a lot for friends to become enemies. A disagreement, differences in morals or values, or a secret kept hidden deep down. But once that trust is broken, how deep does the fissure run?

I hope you all enjoy.

2 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge – The First Shot

  1. Mayumi-H says:

    Ah! Going back to the crossover world, I see. 🙂 It’s always fun to imagine how similar-but-different universes might mash up, and how roles can be reversed. Protagonists in one timeline might be antagonists in another.

    You always do a great job with dogfights. I’d love to hear/read how you plot out fight scenes, and what are your best practices. Maybe we can collaborate on a post about that sometime? 🙂

  2. Thank you, Mayumi!
    These are as much a joy to write as they are a challenge, because to watch old friends look at each other with mistrust and even anger can be an ugly thing, but that’s what happens when there isn’t honesty.

    Absolutely, I’d love to collaborate with you! I’m always up for that!

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