DragonSpark- Death’s Scythe

01 Aug

I walked through the desolated battle field, a spectre from another era. Scattered throughout, the golden cases of deadly projectiles lay, waiting for Time to give them another purpose, to return them to the ground, to purge the artificial shape Man has given them.

In the distance, beyond another bomb crater, the carcass of an armoured vehicle lies. A tank, they called it. The belly of the beast was torn open, its insides still black from hellfire: A piece of armour turned into an open air oven.

I continued to walk on the shrapnel covered path. Up ahead, Time had turned a giant crater into a lake. The crooked, lifeless tail of an aeroplane pierced the surface of the still, grey water. One could tell, the landing hadn’t been pleasant. The fuselage was rigged with bullet holes of various calibre.

I kept on walking until I reached a vantage point. Before me was an eerie field of all things lifeless. Remains of guns, vehicles, cover, camouflage, and ammo plagued my field of view until the horizon… and beyond.

Regardless of why this battle was fought. Regardless of who fought it. Regardless of the cause each side fought for, and their respective righteousness. Regardless of the flag that, in the end, remained upright.

Then only victor here is Death’s scythe.


Little anti-war piece for this week’s moonshine, experimenting with a different POV. Since there is no conflict or tension, this probably doesn’t really qualify as a story. It’s not a ramble either, and definitely not poetry. I’m not really sure what to call this… Anyway, hope you guys liked it! Your opinions and thoughts are always much appreciated! Thank you for your time and attention.


Posted by on 1 August 2014 in Dragonspark


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8 responses to “DragonSpark- Death’s Scythe

  1. Natalie DeYoung

    3 August 2014 at 04:27

    War is definitely no bueno. It’s sometimes fun to just play around with an idea without having a necessary direction, and that’s just what the moonshine is for!

  2. DragonSpark

    3 August 2014 at 09:26

    Very true. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  3. glasgowdragonfly

    3 August 2014 at 19:31

    Cool piece. I read it quite poetic in tone and for some reason it also stirs up images like those from “day of the triffids” for me – ie almost post aplocalyptic. Good job.

    • DragonSpark

      3 August 2014 at 22:24

      I did want to give it that kind of desperate feel. The narrator would be an all powerful being reflecting on the errors of less “evolved” creatures, humans. Like doctor Who, but without a Tardis…. kinda.

  4. jetgirlcos

    3 August 2014 at 22:29

    Whatever you call it, it is vivid. To me it was like a photograph, as you might describe it to someone who could not see. Great stuff, DragonSpark!

    • DragonSpark

      5 August 2014 at 03:04

      Thanks a lot Jetgirl. Those are kind words from a kind person!

  5. Patricia Rivera

    7 August 2014 at 01:21

    I can’t believe you’re a teenager and write like this! This is a great story intro, I wonder what it will evolve into if you let it take you? Great job.

    • DragonSpark

      8 August 2014 at 13:37

      Thank you for the VERY kind words! I kinda wanna set this narrator, a semi omniscient, invulnerable, perfect kind of protagonist, in a bunch of fictional settings, and have him/her/it describe it’s flaws or achievements, as a way to get better at description, but also to mess with different settings, like an artist trying different colour pallets, in a way. This was the “Post war torn era” one, and I have a draft for a dystopian one (Except I have 8 Work in progress pieces right now so, might not come out anytime soon…).
      Sorry for not answering sooner, and thanks for stopping by!


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