The Last Stand

The Brocade below was written by Josh Wolfe and used the words Courage and Hate in connection with the photo below. You can write a Brocade too! Just open the Writing menu in the navbar above, and click Brocade: A Writer’s Exercise!

Last year, I was part of the British military defending a castle on the shores closest to France. The French were climbing up the beach, eager to slaughter us and take our fort. My commander called out to us, “Defend the castle with all your might! We must not allow the creatures to take it!” We fired our arrows down on them, tearing through the ranks. They had sent an army of ten thousand against our forces of around two hundred. We knew the fight was hopeless, yet we fought on anyway. My fellow brethren would never surrender to the French mongrels. I only escaped because of an injury early in the battle. A cannon blasted through the wall near me, tearing into my arm and leaving it mangled. The fort’s doctor put me on the last caravan that left, just hours before the castle was taken. My brothers fought well, killing over a thousand of the disgusting frogs. So, Commander, I wrote this letter urging you to let me rejoin the army. I must avenge my fallen brothers and take the fight to the French homeland. Please, let me fight. Respectfully, Corporal James Taylor

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