New month, new story. Because I just finished outlining its sequel (although I don’t have any free time to write it!), I’m pulling from my novel, The Lone Wolf, published by Evolved Publishing in December 2013.
After her husband’s infidelities are revealed, Kasey Sanford just wants to rediscover who she is. After an abusive childhood and years as a career soldier, Andrew Adams just wants someone to tell him that he’s doing the right thing with his life. When their paths cross, Kasey and Andrew embark on a tumultuous journey that demonstrates just what they’re willing to do to save the ones they love.
In this snippet, Andrew is enjoying some downtime during a tour in Iraq. While checking in on his unit he notices a bunch of guys gathered around a clothes-covered cot.
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I walked over to the cot, looked down, and saw that what I’d mistaken for clothes was a sleeping soldier—Butch, a short skinny guy who was anything but. “Is that…Where the hell did you find yourself Saran wrap in the middle of a desert?”
“My girl sent it to me,” Reyes giggled. “Isn’t this awesome?”
They’d securely attached Butch to his cot with plastic wrap, and judging by its opaqueness, there had to be at least a dozen layers.
“Watch this,” Reyes said as he grabbed a bottle of water and poured it over Butch’s face.
Butch jerked his body up but the plastic held, and I had to admit, they’d done a great job. Butch’s sputters quickly changed to a profanity-laced tirade against his fellow soldiers, their mothers, and the US military in general.
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Quite visual writing, ED. And it feels real. Guys do funny things to make time go by.
LOL! I can absolutely picture this scene in my head! Well done, ED!
If ever a scene about guys was well written, this is it. Like a bunch of kids in the middle of war, they pass downtime having fun with the short guy, Butch.
Ah, a hazing ritual. Love it.
Easy to visualize the scene from your excellent description! Great 8!
great black humor
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