[EXPLETIVE] (second SCIROR piece)

by Stefmanovic


Here is the second piece of the series of short stories I’m working on. As mentioned previously, the plan is to write many short pieces. Each of them is a piece of its own, but put together they form a mosaic framework. This second story is completely different from the first one (well duh!), well…the idea behind it is rather different. It’s basically a prequel to Baptism by Fire, but rather than sticking to the third person written story, I’ve decided to turn it into a first person audio recording the Legion encountered. I’m not totally happy with it yet, but the premise is set. It’s a look into the psyche of a soldier who is tired of the war, tired of the lies and propaganda, knowing full well that his sole purpose is to die…

I’m still working on the lexicon of these stories. Since they take place in a totally different era/world, I want them to talk and act differently as well. Everything has become very corporate, to the extreme. Committing suicide for example is known as a ‘declaration of biological bankruptcy’, an occupation is a ‘Merger’ and a death sentence or execution is a ‘biological lay off’. Part of this lies in the idea that those in charge (and who also determine the language spoken) seek to abstract war to its fullest, even to those waging it. More on that in later pieces though…

But yeah, I’ve been talking enough now! Take a look at the second story of this series: Last Words.

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