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Hot Shot

by Andrew Atkinson
Originally published by on 10/04/2018

The sniper lying in the low brush shuffled to prevent the onset of cramp. Sam Armitage had been in position for twenty hours, with no break for proper toilet relief. Goes with the territory. Sam was the troop’s best shot, even if Chris Leyland sometimes scored higher in target practice. Targets are one thing, people a different matter entirely.

A clear sighting at last. Controlled breathing by Sam, followed by a gentle increase of pressure on the trigger. Ffffft – the silencer muffled the noise. The distant target collapsed.

Job done. Sam had no remorse. The target meant nothing to her.

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