War Storm – A Short Fiction Tale
Posted on September 22, 2016
The winds picked up outside of the barracks at Fort Louis.
Captain Roger Greenwood, a Tennessee Army Guardsman, reclined on a worn leather sofa in the day room in the dilapidated Vietnam Era barracks.
His soldiers sat around; some on the phone with their girlfriends or mothers.
Most of the men played games on their smartphones. They’d just returned from a deployment assignment in Afghanistan and were happy to be almost home.
Roger looked up for a moment as the wind whistled through the eaves of the barracks. For a few minutes he dreamed he was back home in Tennessee; the East Tennessee mountains– at his daughter’s school…