The Darkness Within – Excerpt 4

The Darkness Within – Excerpt 4

  We made several more of these attacks, all very successful but things were going too well. Much as we liked to think it, the Russians were not stupid and by now had probably realised it was the handiwork of one group.

Being young and more than a little overconfident by our, so far, successful forays against the Russians. We decided in our arrogance to attack a larger post at a major intersection in the City itself.

This time we all had weapons, including a machine-gun which Taras carried with pride, he had garrotted its previous owner, the remainder, even the girls carried rifles and grenades. We now in our naivety, considered ourselves a force to be reckoned with.

The one thing that we had never thought about or even considered, was that the enemy knowing of our existence, would plan to exterminate us before we could build up a following and turn in to a real threat, rather than just a nuisance.

The night came around, we had reconnoitred and everything seemed set. There were four sentries, not two, this presented a slight problem, we only had the two girls and we didn’t want the Russian soldiers to get close enough to manhandle them.

A plan was agreed upon, the girls would lure two of the Russians away from their posts and shoot them at point blank range, Taras would take out the two other sentries with his machine-gun. The rest of the gang would petrol bomb the post and kill any survivors.

It all seemed that simple. But life has a habit of kicking you in the teeth, and this time it did so with a vengeance.

(C) Damian Grange 2018

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