The Old Sergeant by Mat Nastos
Approx. 8,260 words.
Published on August 9, 2011.
Broderick Longbarrel has served in the Royal Army of Caerllyth as a marksman for more than 30 years. Once a powerful warrior and soldier, Longbarrel has grown weary of war. On the final mission of his career, the grizzled veteran must face an over-powering enemy, a commanding officer with a sinister agenda and his own failing abilities if he is to survive.
An exciting fantasy-steampunk novelette!