Six Sentence Sunday #25 – Revenant (Part 5)

It’s Sunday and that means its Six Sunday time. This is the fifth part of my Six Sunday Serial, Revenant. Once again, this scene picks up immediately following last week’s six sentences, so if you want to catch up or need a recap then just follow this link.

I’d like to thank everyone for their fantastic words and ongoing encouragement. I promised last week that there’d be some action this week and I just hope that I don’t disappoint you – after all I did put the pressure on with my parting line last week.

So here we go …

    Ryan braced his weapon against his shoulder and initiated the command to open the airlock. His finger hovered over the trigger; these first few seconds could be deadly.
    A slight change in pressure told him the doors were open, and he fired immediately, the barrel of his rifle flaring as the husks attacked.
    The first one fell, its legs vaporised by the superheated plasma. Well-placed shots to the head and chest dropped the second one a heartbeat later, while a third closed quickly.
    “Damn, these bastards are fast.”

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14 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday #25 – Revenant (Part 5)”

  1. Okay, husks? Brilliant and disturbing. Love the action, and the tension you created by letting us know that, without a doubt, shit was waiting behind that door. Nice!

    1. I completely agree with Monica. A little bit of knowledge can go along way in building the tension. Great work.

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