Exciting news! “Commander of the Iron Chariots” was selected as the winner of this week’s (June 18th, 2018) fiction contest on Silver Needle Press.
Ja’el is the matriarch of an ancient Canaanite tribe living near the location of a historic battle between General Sisera, who commands a battalion made up of 900 iron chariots, and (though not mentioned in this particular slice of flash fiction) the biblical Israelites. When Sisera abandons his soldiers to save himself, Ja’el is in a position to take action, but her tribe has a peace treaty with Sisera’s king. Based on Judges, chapter 4.