Gentle waves roll in. The air is warm. The sound of palm trees rustling in the breeze harmonize with the lapping of the waves. A steel guitar can be heard in the distance at the best Navy mess hall within 400 miles. This is the usual atmosphere in the Bay. Just another day in paradise.
Staccato water blasts erupt along the beach.
A jet of steam explodes from the hull of the destroyer. The sound of planes scream overhead. More sirens pulsate.
The destroyer turns its guns toward the air as large waves begin to roll in. Splashes and explosions erupt around the bay. A battleship in the distance launches a missile in a blast of flames. The submarine slowly begins to submerge in an attempt to escape this ruthless attack.
The aircraft carrier is hit and creaks as it begins to tilt toward the bay.
The destoryer’s guns shoot into the air as they follow the roar of airplanes across the horizon. The battleship is hit, sending a fireball and smoke into the air.
Sirens continue to wail as even larger waves roll in. The constant explosions of water create a mist-like rain which falls through the smoke, across the bay.
A series of loud creaks and groans are heard as the battleship is hit once again and begins to sink. It tilts up into the air, and begins to lower behind the aircraft carrier. The waves are relentless now, the chaos of battle in full swing. Spray falling from the heavens is cut through by firepower, and sizzles from the heat of the destroyer’s guns.
Within moments the battleship is gone. Gunfire ceases. The last wave rolls in.
Sirens fall silent.
All is still.
The afterglow of battle rings in the air.
In the distance, the echo of a steel guitar.
Creative Art Direction and Story - Ian Giles
Illustrations - Jubel Tardin