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Posted on Feb 9, 2007 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

Interactive Combat Story: The Calm Before The Storm

By Brandon Neff


Your trench provides little protection against a large number of enemy soldiers. A single well-placed grenade will end your war very quickly. Tugging on Private Bernson’s sleeve, you motion for him to follow you out of the trench and he reluctantly nods.

You fire a quick volley towards the darkness and rise up, sprinting on weary legs towards a cover and concealment. After a few steps, you hear several shots and Private Bernson falls, either wounded or dead. You turn to aid your fallen friend and are cut down by incoming fire. Hot blood trickles from your mouth and you gasp for air, your lungs filling with fluid. You struggle on your hands and knees for a moment before slumping forward into the snow, your eyes fixated on the still body of your comrade. And then the darkness takes you.



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