The 100 Word Novel – Thirty-Nine: Watch

zippo-1_lJoe stood on the walls watching the privates douse the storage hut with gasoline. A huge smile halved his face. ‘Finally,’ he muttered. ‘Something worth watching.’

The privates circled the hut splashing its walls and roof until their cans were empty. They tossed them into the snow and Sergeant Pride removed a Zippo lighter from his pocket.

Over the cold, biting wind Joe strained to hear the screams and shouts coming from within the hut.

Pride lit his lighter and shielded the flame against the wind. Joe saw him say something that he couldn’t hear before he lit the gasoline.

Previously on the 100 Word Novel: Introduction to the 100 WORD NOVEL. Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Interlude Chapter Fourteen Chapter Fifteen Chapter Sixteen Chapter Seventeen Chapter Eighteen Chapter Nineteen Chapter Twenty Chapter Twenty-One Chapter Twenty-Two Chapter Twenty-Three Chapter Twenty-Four Chapter Twenty-Five Chapter Twenty-Six Chapter Twenty-Seven Chapter Twenty-Eight Chapter Twenty-Nine Chapter Thirty Chapter Thirty-One Chapter Thirty-Two Chapter Thirty-Three Chapter Thirty-Four Chapter Thirty-Five Chapter Thirty-Six Chapter Thirty-Seven Chapter Thirty-Eight


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