Friday Flash Fiction 3: Fighter Bombers

My first attempt at Ecliptic Rift’s Flash Fiction.

“This…” the Gallentean Fighter pilot dropped his spoon into the rehydrated sludge they were fed for dinner and began rummaging in his pocket, “Is what I want to fly…” He pulled out a sheet of paper that looked like it’d been folded a few too many times and laid it flat on the steel table.

His fellow pilot, an Amarrian, seemed to lament over his own over-rehydrated meal before sliding his tray aside and leaning forward to inspect the leaflet.

“A… Cyclops?” The Amarrian looked quizzically at the Gallentean. “Oh, the Fighter Bomber?!”

The Gallentean grinned. “I heard some of the podders talking about something called a Malleus… So after a bit of research I found this, the Cyclops, on the CreoDron database.” He gazed dreamily at the stylised image of the bomber, criss-crossed by faded, fold lines.

The Amarrian laughed and pulled the leaflet around so he could read it. “Says here that they’re specially designed to blow up…” He paused to read on a little more “Big things.”

The Gallentean nodded enthusiastically.

“And that they can only be carried by Supercarriers. Do you know a Supercarrier pilot?”

The Gallentean snatched back the leaflet “That’s not the point!”

“We’re employees of this Corporation and we fly what they tell us to… What’s wrong with your Firbolg?” The Amarrian shook his head and chuckled under his breath.

“Don’t patronise me! I’ve been flying that thing for a year, I don’t want to be stuck in it for the rest of my life.”

“If you say so,” the Amarrian rolled his eyes and slid his dinner tray back infront of him, “I doubt most Nyx pilots would consider a year of flying a Firbolg as necessary experience though…”

The Gallentean stabbed his food with his spoon. “Sometimes you can be a real jackass.”

  1. Nice short story. Nice blog! I’l be writing an article on starting an EVE blog, with tips and advice. Stay tuned! – CK

    • Thanks for the comment 🙂

      I look forward to reading it!

  2. Nice blog. Good short story and I like the fact that you tied it into the news:) I will per your request talk a bit more about the Apoc and the Megathron and then look at all for collectively. I edited things just a bit to see the effect of T1 crystal in T2 guns and so far it seems quite promising. I’ll be sure to link to you when I post the article.

    • Thank you 🙂

      And thank you! The extent of my sniper knowledge abruptly stops with Cruiser hulls, I have a sniper fit Zealot which is currently stationed in my corp’s WH which has a Blackhole effect, thus nerfing my 110km optimal 😦

      But anyway, I eagerly await the post!

  1. January 26th, 2010

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