Modern gladiators

Modern gladiatorsHis chest heaving, he saluted; struggling to stand, his bat his only aid.
His opponent, half dead awaiting the verdict.
The crowd rose with the emperor’s fist, then erupted as it turned.
Flinching on impact, then turning off the television as the credits began to roll.
“Modern gladiators fighting zombies, now I’ve seen it all”

In response to Jezri’s Nightmares #zombiegames prompt

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