The Vanguards of Darkwind
The life and times of the Vanguards, a gang struggling to survive in the wastelands of Evan, based on the game Darkwind by Psychic Software

Why do I deathrace? Part II

“This is insane.”

The words were spoken out loud, even if there was no one to hear them.

The klaxon blared, declaring Weapons Free. Amy tightened her grip on the steering wheel as she accelerated, jockeying for position with the other Sunrises.

The crackle of super-heated air startled her, and she jerked the wheel to the right. The foetid atmosphere in the car worsened, filled with the stench of burnt ozone and the acrid fumes of scorched paint.

“####,” muttered Amy. “Thought he was further ahead. Well, it’s not just lasers on these babies.”

She punched buttons on the dash and targeted. Her peripheral vision kept Dirge’s Sunrise, painted in its distinctive livery, lined up with the launching tube on her left side.


The rocket streaked out and slammed into Dirge’s right hand side. Cracks and splits appeared in the armour.

“Alright, time to win this race. And show that bloody idiot hillbilly that being in the front may be brave, but it’s stupid, and it’s not how you win.”


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