Journey by Stephen Clark  
    to Ridgetown

The general says, "Reformed?"
    You say, "Yes general -- I've seen the error of my ways. I've seen that our national defense system is very important, and these terrorists are threatening our Australian way of life. I can't believe I ever wanted to assist in a war against the Australian army. I've decided I want to JOIN the army instead. I want to fight for freedom and justice. I want to protect the innocent people of Australia, general. The little people. The children. I want to fight for them, and hopefully make a better future for this great country of ours."
    The general says, "Well, this is a very moving repentence. You've touched me to the heart. I'll tell you what -- you can join our army right away. We need all the soldiers we can get right now -- any minute we're expecting the terrorists to attack this camp. I'll give you a uniform and a gun and put you on guard duty."
    So you are issued with the standard army attire and made to stand watch. You look out over the fields and reflect on your life in the army. It wasn't the career choice you had in mind when you set off this morning, but maybe it will work out O.K. Your musings are interrupted by a group of terrorists coming over the hill.
    You shout out, "The terrorists are coming! The terrorists are coming!" One of them raises a gun and shoots you in the head.
The End