Snowflakes glistened, falling through the electric light. A blanket of innocence covering sin. The same as that night in Kabul.

The funeral had been mercifully brief. Another of the unit was gone, only I remained. Still no one suspected me.

The Military Court said we were innocent. I knew differently. I still see her pleading eyes. I had avenged her where I had failed to protect her.

One bullet left, tonight I will join my unit again and pray she has forgiven me.

© Sarah Potter

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

112 responses to “WAR CRIME”

  1. Deeply moving story this week, Lain. So many painful truths here; all you have to do is read the news to find them. This one is especially impactful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Dawn, appreciate your commenting.


  2. Great story…loved it.
    I missed the deadline…thought it was tomorrow.
    Here would have been my entry: https://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/you-dont-know-jack/

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, this one is a few weeks old, this week’s prompt is still open if you want to join in.


  3. Such a sad one again. More realities of war, the innocents who die and the ambiguous morality of war.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for visiting an old story Mandi, still one of my favourites that I have managed to write.

      Liked by 1 person

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