The Soldier

December 11, 2015

[My submission for Flash!Friday’s 3rd FLASHversary Bash]

On Friday, everything changed. 

He was a soldier who’d fought The Four Horsemen to a standstill around the world – Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq…

He was also mortal. And though a man might win battles against gods, the final word belonged to Them. He thought this as he stood on a mountain peak above the carnage of his final battle, clouds roiling below him like ghosts of drunken sailors, granting peeks of the destruction far below. 

The soldier had reached his mortal limit. Seeking a new path, he leaned out into the abyss as angel’s wings sprouted, ripping away his bloody raiments. 

– DeRicki 

Twitter: @derickijohnson


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