Devastation(100wordstory)

Heavy footfalls on the blasted earth, steel-capped boots kicked the rough rubble.
Intelligence marked the target about sixteen hours ago” said the captain “Look how quickly our boys got ‘em
What was this place Cap?” Asked Dreisner
Munitions factory

The troops walked on, approaching the ruins in silence. The air was with thick with acrid smoke, the men began coughing as they entered the gutted shell of the main building, a thick blanked of ash and dust covered everything.

Searching among the devastation, they found only twisted iron bedframes where they expected large machines.

And the shredded bodies of children.

via Daily Prompt: Devastation

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