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Waiting Is The Hardest Part

A Mastodon writing prompt story. These are science fiction short stories (usually 480 characters or less), based on an image generated by EW Doc Parris using MidJourney.

The stories are originally posted on Mastodon via my personal account.

Originally published April 22, 2023.

There we were, loaded for bear. But like all things military, it was now hurry up and wait. And wait. And wait.

We wanted to go. But we didn’t want to go. There was still the question of whether this fight was worth it. And standing around without more orders would lead to the worst thing before combat: time to think.

“Hey Sarge? My nose is itchy.”

“Oh, for the love of…”