Naval Clash

by Tomaz Schalk van der Merwe

My heart sank along with the thousand men on the aircraft carrier when the fifth torpedo struck. I blindly ordered to return fire. I had no idea where the torpedoes came from, but we managed to hit them. Although not a second time. Another one of my ships was hit and I could see the water pouring in. "Let's play chess, I hate this game."


Tomaz Schalk van der Merwe is a student of Creative Writing & History at the University of Chester.