A lull descends in the midst of battle. Thick smoke wafts in between the burnt out skyscrapers around your position as embers dodge and weave in a lazy dance on scorching roils of air. As echos of the most recent projectile blasts fade out, your in-suit audio receptors relay cascades of crumbling concrete, the light chink of ash raining on your armor, and the distant sub-bass growl of moving war machines. Your breath is measured, your gaze steady, but your mind races; how many rounds do you have left? And where are your reinforcements? You snap fresh clips into each assault rifle while surveying the wreckage around you for a fallback position. The shrieks of moving metal get louder, and soon you'll pick up the unintelligible chittering of your advancing foes. One more deep breath. You are ready. Are they?
From the forthcoming Soundtrack for the Voices in My Head Vol. 02 (out Tuesday, July 24th). Artwork by Josh Viola (The Bane of Yoto) & Aaron Lovett