In honor of our medical heroes and other first responders, past and present and our veterans, I continue my fictional WWII story .
“What’s with that nurse? She’s harder to reach than Fort Knox,” Clifton Barnes smacks his bunk to punctuate his frustration. Turning over to address Barnes, Sargent Carl Diamond answers, “She’s just doing her job which doesn’t include entertaining you, soldier.” “The other nurses at least act like their care. She […]
Dear Mom and Dad, I am sorry I haven’t written in so long, but this letter will explain. First, I want you to know I am fine, now. There is no need to worry about me. I haven’t felt so safe and happy since fighting began. Please understand that and […]
Before the Story Begins: This next story is fictional but based around historical events. The characters are fictional and are not meant to represent any particular real-life person. The intent is to honor both military veterans and what we have come to appreciate during this crisis many everyday unsung heroes such […]
“Papaw, tell us the Easter story.” The Carpenters gather in the living room after Easter Sunday services at their church. Everyone is there -Papaw Carpenter, the grandfather, Gina Majors, Papaw’s daughter and her three children, Myna and the twins, Brendon and Brandon, Mark Carpenter, his wife, Justice and their teen […]
“I wasn’t sure you’d even let me into your home after this afternoon,” Frank stands hands folded in front of him. Frank and Sharon stand facing each other just inside the front door of Sharon’s home. Sharon is still feeling a bit bruised after Beverly Underwood’s verbal attack at the […]
I am sitting at a car dealership service department while they tuneup my wife’s car. My mind, though, wanders back to a familiar passage that I suddenly saw for the first time. Do you know what I mean by that? The passage comes from the twenty-third chapter of Psalms. It […]
Sharon never realized the churchgoers were teetotalers or she wouldn’t have brought the six pack of beer to the cookout. She is enjoying this sweet, sweet tea that Bev Underwood brought to soothe their pallets, but she keeps thinking about the pretty sweet brand of pricey beer sitting in the […]