The Cold Reign
By Kevin Gordon
Copyright 2011Kevin Gordon
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Darkness and rain.
Relentless in swaddling the child called war, they hovered over a grim battlefield, yielding dim comfort after thunder and fire. The streets were slick with oil and water and cluttered with debris hidden by the constant night. Bodies lounged in shadows, draped in blood ofttimes not their own. None leisurely strolled the streets, and hoverships were few and far between, especially least at night, when flashing running lights made them easy targets.
Mechle Duxid gazed lazily on the shimmer and shadow as he did on everything; with marked disdain.