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Ambushed






Ambushed






Dew glistened on the fir needles.



Matthew raised his hand, fist clenched, and his company froze. He swept his rifle in an arc across the misty woods. His ears strained but heard nothing more than his own heartbeat.



He swung his arm forward and the unit paced ahead as one.



Under Matt’s foot a twig snapped. Gunfire erupted from the tree line and a burning in the centre of his chest stole his breath from him.



He touched the pain and his fingers came away scarlet.



Matt hurled his rifle to the ground. “God DAMN it,” he bellowed.



“I HATE paintball.”




Damien Allmark





Damien Allmark is a new writer from Bristol, England, and he has previously been published in Ariel Chart. He writes to explore the worlds his mind creates.

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4 Comments

  1. What a hilarious story you build up suspense very well and after a thrilling moment of shooting we see the amazing punchline that it was only paintball.

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    1. Thank you! Nicest review I've ever received!

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  2. Very entertaining. Hopefully, you graduate to longer works.

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    1. Thank you very much, I've written a couple of longer pieces and one has just been accepted today, hopefully it'll just be the tip of the iceberg!

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