The Enemy – 55 word micro

John cradled the wounded soldier in his arms. Separated from his unit, the sudden appearance of another human being had surprised him. “I’m so sorry. I don’t even want to be here.” He said. “I didn’t mean to shoot. Do you understand me?”

 

The dying man, sensing the end, drew a concealed pistol and fired.

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  1. Wow. That endings probably more realistic than the dying man forgiving his enemy in his last moments. Still, it’s kind of sad.

    But it doesn’t really say he shot the other soldier. He could’ve put the pistol against his own head to forego a long, protracted deah. Hmmm…

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