Foxhole

As bullets whined overhead, Jared realized the glow in HIS eyes couldn’t be faked.

“Why do you let this happen?” asked Jared, accusingly.

HE said, “It’s your choice.”

Jared thought that was cryptic. No help at all. Sighing, he reloaded his rifle.
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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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19 Responses to Foxhole

  1. katybrandes says:

    Oh, my – not light-hearted here, Eric. Unfortunately, though, it’s so true. We just keep loading and reloading. Good take on the prompt.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Thank you, Katy. Yes, it’s a bit different from the usual for me. This is what came to me from the aether. But don’t worry, my departures from humor are usually brief. Thanks for stopping in! 🙂

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  2. KymmInBarcelona says:

    Sigh and reload? Brutal!

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  3. Silverleaf says:

    The last line is brilliantly dry. The hint of sarcasm points to the truth, that we just keep going back in and reloading without really understanding or seeing any meaning behind it all.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Thank you! It seems to me we’re too busy blaming someone else for our behavior (HIM) and not stopping to think that maybe we did it all ourselves. That’s my take on it anyway. Thanks for the comments! 🙂

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  4. I echo Silverleaf’s comment. It’s a pattern. The character’s attitude is somewhat offhanded. It is befitting here.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yup, a pattern that should be easy to break but hasn’t in thousands of years of (us) hating what (we) do. It seems we react this offhanded way when provided all the answers we need. Thanks for stopping in!

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  5. theinnerzone says:

    Brutal, powerful in its dryness!

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  6. Liked the conclusion. Pretty powerful in its brutality.

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  7. Melanie L. says:

    Too many people walk around with a huge sense of entitlement and zero accountability. What is it? Our times? Our culture? What? Whatever it is, it’s not good trope to keep on repeat.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yup. Many believe we were granted free will. Well, that’s a wonderful thing but it comes with great responsibility. Like, when you realize something is bad, then maybe you shouldn’t do it anymore. I think it’s a sign of human beings. We’ve engaged in war for time immemorial. We hated it then and hate it now. We want it to stop, but we’re always expecting someone else (our enemies or God) to stop it. We still haven’t learned the trick of stopping ourselves without intervention. As you say, there are tropes that shouldn’t be repeated. Thanks much for the visit and the comments!

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  8. Tina says:

    Proof that God has a sense of humor, I suppose? I liked this!

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  9. Lyn says:

    Meant to comment on this before my internet went AWOL. Better late than never I guess 🙂
    A serious post for you, Eric. Well written of course – one expects nothing less. Free will is a wonderful thing, but sometimes I almost wish we didn’t have it quite so much. We see all the bad stuff going on around us, and wonder why God doesn’t stop it. I’m sure God must look at world leaders and say, “Hello, you were the ones who decided to go to war with each other. You got yourselves into this mess, and now you want me to just snap my fingers and get you out of it?” A simplistic view? Maybe, but then, I’m just a simple gal.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Well, then I must be a simple guy, because I’m 100% on board with you. We made our bed, now we’ve got to sleep in it, or maybe we should stop waiting for God to come down and fix it all, and fix it ourselves. It’s not like we need some super-technology to do it either. Just the will to do it is enough. Late works well enough for me, Lyn. Thanks so much!

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