gray concrete castle near green trees during daytime

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In an act of wanton cowardice, he deserted his post.  When he saw dust rising from the south, rather than sounding the alarm he merely removed his regimental coat and left.  He not only left his fellows vulnerable, but also nearly three hundred refugees as well.  Fortunately, this was no invasion force, but his victorious comrades returning to his homeland.


Weekend Writing Prompt #209 – Wanton in 60 words