Friday, July 20, 2007

ENTRY: Flash Fiction July 16-27

Nonfatal Error
By Karri Compton

Why did I enter the Air Force? Boomer's F-18 pitched and rolled as he led it through evasive maneuvers. The enemy pilots played tough, and he was lucky they hadn't wiped him out yet. He shot off another sidewinder at the nearest jet, hoping to buy enough time to land at base.

Suddenly he felt it—a direct hit, damaging his fuselage and right wing. His hands scurrying over the instruments, Boomer understood he'd never make it back in one piece.

Punching the eject button, he sat back and sucked in air.

"Simulation terminated," the computerized voice intoned.

Submitted by
Karri Compton

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