stories about my time overseas

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War Is Never Over – PTSD and its effects

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Chekhov’s Gun

Anton Chekhov eloquently stated years ago a simple fact with respect to story construction.  If you have a gun leaning against the wall during the first act of a play, you better use it in the second act.  Otherwise, get rid of the gun.  This is an important ideal, it helps a creator remove the …

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Working on Septic

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]I don’t write poetry. I suppose I used to be able to say that. Can’t say it anymore though, because there’s this. I went on a cruise a and met some cool people. One of them was a veteran like me.  He was a full steam ahead veteran versus …

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