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My Rifle Is Human

Sumi

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In war, a soldier is only as good as their weapon. In this war, though, the soldier is the weapon. They are called Ordinances, blessed (some would say cursed) with a genetic mutation allowing them to shift portions of their bodies into working handguns, rifles, and even rocket launchers. But to maintain this power, they must be constantly recharged by a transfer of sexual energy from their Gunslinger, a secondary mutation of individuals with the unique ability to beef up Ordinances in this way.

Fil is a Gunslinger who has lost more than his fair share of Ordinances over the course of this war. Other Gunslingers avert their eyes when he passes and speak of him in hushed tones. Gunbreaker, they call him. But this life is the only that Fil has ever known, which is why he remains in service long after completing his required tour of duty.

By contrast, Morris is as green as they come. Despite being even older than the veteran Fil, Morris was identified as an Ordinance late in life and is on his first deployment. And while Fil is ready and willing to service his Ordinance, Morris just wants to talk. Now, with the next wave of attacks imminent, Fil must use all of his patience and skill to seduce Morris if the late-bloomer is to have any chance of coming home alive.

Knock knock.

Fil took up his position on the bed. "Come in."

The door swung open. Fil propped himself up on one elbow and made sure his cock was well positioned on his thigh. Or maybe they were into asses? Should he have been on his stomach instead?

"Hello," said the man in the doorway.

Fil raised his eyebrows. The new Ordnance was at least five inches shorter than Fil and an indeterminate mousy color all over, from his hair to his dusty traveling clothes to his worn shoes and canvas bag. He was older than Fil, too, gray flecking his hair and lines creasing his forehead and around his mouth. The only distinct thing about him was his eyes, which were a pleasing shade of blue.

He gave Fil a friendly smile and peered around the room before dropping his bag onto the floor in the corner. He approached Fil with his hand outstretched. "Morris," he said.

5 - Fire Pages
"This short is quite a different and interesting tale. Imagine a world where sex fuels humans in battle. It gives them energy. It gives them strength. It makes them powerful, unstoppable even.... My Rifle is Human is unique and nothing I have ever read before. (The rating applies to the anthology as a whole.)"

5 - Lisa at The Novel Approach
"I loved the relationship between these two men and wish I could've gotten a bigger taste of this world."

4.5 - Between the Covers
"While this story doesn't delve particularly deeply into the characters, the world, or much plot, there is just enough of each for a pleasant, warm read, which is what the story aims for.... I liked the resolution, which seemed fitting, if not a touch too perfect. (The rating applies to the anthology as a whole.)"

4.5 - Darien at Pants Off Reviews
"[J]ust when you are starting to get a little bored with... gunplay, this refreshing little tale makes an appearance. Though the gun still plays a part, it's quite imaginative with a scientific spin.... This story was super cool.... (The rating applies to the anthology as a whole.)"

4 - Naunet at Blackraven's Reviews
"Ms. Sumi creates a different dimension giving her writing a uniqueness that I enjoyed.... My Rifle is Human has plenty of sizzling sexual vibes of all kinds and hidden emotions that reveal compassion and friendships. (The rating applies to the anthology as a whole.)"

3 - J9 at The Romance Reviews
"I like the pacing of this story initially as Morris insists he and Fil get to know each other before having sex. This adds a gentle tension around Morris and Fil's relationship. However, the conclusion of this along with the prologue happen in just a few pages. I wanted a little longer resolution so it didn't end so abruptly. "

Series

Weight of a Gun

Length

9,600 words
27 pages

Release Date

Book Type

Short Story

Categories

Gay

ISBN

978-1-937058-67-8

Cover Art

Dare Empire eMedia

Keywords

M/M, science fiction, gun kink