Patriots and Profits
The Prelude to For One’s Own Cause
J. W. Rolfe
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Harare, Zimbabwe: Several centuries from now
“They’re closing on our left flank!” cried Capt. Keith Ridgely, laying down suppressing fire, but it was little use. The insurgents had outsmarted them yet again and were threatening to split his battalion. Retaking the capital was supposed to be easy. At least, that’s what Colonel Winthrop had said during the briefing. What a load of shit that was.
Nothing had gone right since his forces had captured Mbasa Park. As soon as they had established a perimeter, his officers began reporting stiff resistance. Now, it looked like the enemy had broken through. “Rutledge!” he shouted, calling for his second.