Beware the Black Battlenaut by Robert Jeschonek
Approx. 10,580 words.
Published on January 27, 2012.
Hardcore warriors clash in high tech Battlenaut armor in a distant quadrant of space. Pumped up on drugs, the sleep-deprived Redeyes tear through enemy forces. But fatigue makes them see things that might not be there. Are their visions of the legendary Black Battlenaut only nightmares brought on by exhaustion, or an omen of infinite devastation? Either way, they set out to stop it at any cost.