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PROMPT SUBMISSION 01: Javier Rodriguez

PROMPT SUBMISSION 01: Javier Rodriguez

“I’m gonna say something. Are you listening?”   Nothing is forever. Those days that burned and those cold nights didn’t last forever. Those long t...
Stop Digging

Stop Digging

LOST IN A BLIZZARD; THE DOOR SHUTS Endless. As vast and empty as the snowy white landscape of a blank word processor page. Blinding white light w...
Know your Job... and your Role

Know your Job... and your Role

I was recently reminded that I have only been in the fire service for 3 years. I wish it was from my own introspection, but it was brought to my a...
Hue 1968 [REVIEW]

Hue 1968 [REVIEW]

Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam ...........................................  “The politics of the war didn’t concern m...
In Love...&War: The Anthology of Poet Warriors

In Love...&War: The Anthology of Poet Warriors

 ORDER This collection is the experience-the knowledge of those who have trained for, and more often than not engaged in war to bring it back to...
Steps Ascending: Rise of the Unarmed Forces [REVIEW]

Steps Ascending: Rise of the Unarmed Forces [REVIEW]

  The Global War on Terror (GWOT) has attached many stereotypes and stigmas to certain MOS’s and units of the military as the public becomes more ...
Storm of Steel [REVIEW]

Storm of Steel [REVIEW]

  “Trench fighting is the bloodiest, wildest, most brutal of all ... Of all the war's exciting moments none is so powerful as the meeting of two St...
Matterhorn [REVIEW]

Matterhorn [REVIEW]

“Shame and honor clash where the courage of a steadfast man is motley like the magpie. But such a man may yet be merry, for Heaven and Hell have e...
The Other Reasons (Part One)

The Other Reasons (Part One)

This is the first post in an indefinite series originally posted on The Talk-On. Everyone knows that 9/11 was the horrible mechanism that initiated...
American Pastime

American Pastime

It was midway through the deployment, probably sometime in November. The weather was changing quickly, and it was that perfect fall evening where b...
Purple Heart Affairs: Symbolizing a Hero

Purple Heart Affairs: Symbolizing a Hero

I have been hurt and I have been healed. Each are a transformation from the known to unknown. I have heard the quiet echoes of my thoughts deep wit...
Recon Rings: Strong, Kinetic & Connected

Recon Rings: Strong, Kinetic & Connected

I’ve been in the car for the better part of a day and I hoped to arrive with some daylight left but it’s after 5:00 PM mid-November and the sun is ...