This is the 128th in a series of 365 Flash Fiction stories I’m writing. You can find out more about the challenge here.
Frigging Frigates!, by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 7th April 2013
Word count: 815
The Captain pushed his little fighter into a spiral to dodge around the crimson beam of light fired by destroyer.
“Gamma flight leader,” the Captain said into his microphone as he desperately tried to keep his fighter ahead of the destroyer’s firing solutions, “Wing down. Last survivor, destroyer Kremlin has crossed the border and is attacking.”
Having sent his message he pushed his little vessel for all the acceleration it could give to give him space from the fourteen plasma impregnated laser cannon aboard the Russian Federation destroyer.
“Gamma flight,” a message came back after over a minute of the Captain’s hard flying to stay alive, “Reinforcements are inbound, two minutes. Stay alive Captain, that’s an order from the Admiral.”