Shields of the Earth (A Short Story)
by Rachel Starr Thomson
A hundred years ago, Griet missed his chance to die. Now he dwells in a cave above the battlefield, waiting for the opportunity to return to the past and join the battle against a god whose killing blow is a gateway into true life—“for the only way to win a war with a god is to surrender.”
Poetically and powerfully told, “Shields of the Earth” is a short story.