For this year's A-Z Challenge I have selected a word from the dictionary for each day and written a story around it with a 100 word limit. For extra interest I have chosen words that are unknown or unfamiliar to me. All definitions are from the Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus 2007 Edition. Today's word is Enfilade.
Enfilade: A volley of gunfire directed along a line of soldiers from end to end.
Pierre escaped the enfilade by ducking and playing dead. English fools never noticed. He swore vengeance on Napoleon for dragging them into this cursed war. Or maybe on those damned Englishmen instead.
There was another band of those vagabonds. Not the ones who killed his amis, but never mind.
“’Scuse me, chaps! A blasted frog killed my mate and nearly killed me. He let me go if we swapped uniforms so ‘e could pretend to be on the winning side. Gotta find the swine.”
“Good Lord!” said the corporal, turning. “Don’t worry, soldier. We’ll find him.”
Pierre grinned. Too easy.