(Reposted after editing and story adjustments. Originally posted in July, 2016.)

     “… two… three… four… NOW! Go! Go! Go!”

     The trio of guardians broke from the trees and dove behind an outcropping of rock seconds before a beam of red light struck the copse where they had been hiding. The trees exploded in a ball of smoke and flame.

     “Dammit! How much longer do we have to put up with this?!” Continue reading