Short fantasy story I read about 22 years ago of an orc, elf or goblin good guy who has news of an impending invasion but gets captured by the enemy and forced to labour underground. He manages to escape through a tunnel and just as he sees the towers of his kingdom he gets an arrow through the throat by his own people. The story ends with the orc/goblin/elf thinking that his people are doomed before he dies.

  • 1
    Hi, welcome to SF&F. Do you recall where you read this? Was it an anthology, a magazine or online?
    – DavidW
    Feb 14 at 22:28
  • hey David! yes, it was in an anthology, part of a collection
    – Ink
    Feb 15 at 5:27


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.