100 Word Challenge - Rebel

What follows is offered in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. The word is "Rebel".

 100 Word Challenge June 25 2012


The metallic smells of shot, powder and blood hung over the field like a pall.  The oppressive heat of the blinding sun, still and stifling, was heavy on him, heavy as the dead horse that lay across his legs.

The Yankees were waiting for them; cut them to pieces in a matter of moments; horrible, nightmarish moments.  Moments during which blood spray hung in the air like a fine mist, leaving a sheen on everything - men, horses, equipment, even the long grasses of the field.

He was gut shot, thirsty.   He knew he was dying.

He would die a Rebel.



˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

What a great 100 words!
You have written a movie in just 100 words, LouCeeL. Congratulations.
I truly enjoyed it.


Tara R. said...

Some of your best 100 Words. Your war stories, whatever era, are always so powerful.

PattiKen said...

Good one, Lou. You took us there.

PurpleMoose said...

you capture battlefield scenes, warriors, so very well!

Tilly MacPherson said...

Every word was so productive which enabled this sort masterpiece to pull the reader into it.