General

The gates creaked open and the Roman marched into the fort. Fear and dread coursed through her as she saw all the roman soldiers, swarming like ants, dressed in blood-red scarlet. Leather tents had been erected in neat, tidy rows. A few soldiers wore golden helmets with bright red plumes, giving them a cocky, haughty air. They reminded Alana of strutting roosters.

By Liz Newsom, May 30, 2014.