Game Boy

by Gordon Houghton

Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2010 Gordon Houghton

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It’s unreal.

The power. The control. The lightness of the weapon in my hand. I soar across the valley and land with the softest of footfalls. No one hears me. No one sees me until it’s too late. I am the Angel of Death descending upon my enemies.

I run, a frenzy of running, my fingers twitching over the twin triggers; I leap across a narrow stream and wait. But there’s no one else here, not even him. They’re hiding. They’re afraid. I hear panicked gunfire in the distance and smile, wondering if the killing has already begun. I glide toward the sound on feet of air — and I am in the zone now. My whole being shrinks to hands that bond with the buttons they press, eyes that see only a landscape of rocks, trees and crags. I am absorbed by this world, it wraps me in wonder, it’s like being a child again, nothing else matters. And I surrender myself gladly. I am at ease here, in this place of birdsong and water and death.

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