Guts, Glory, and a Forever Broken Heart.

With a sun so hot it bleached the blue from the sky, the heat lay on west Texas like an unwanted blanket. It was August, close to the end of a summer that would go down in the books. The hottest day, the longest dry spell, the highest temperature in downtown Odessa. On and on,Continue reading “Guts, Glory, and a Forever Broken Heart.”

Pizza, roses, and a unsurpassed mutual appreciation.

Claire pressed the green button and the printer spat out another fistful of orders. She picked them up and headed into the blissful cool of the back room, close to the walk-in fridge. It was only eleven, and they had been busy since seven. No wonder her sister had asked her to come and helpContinue reading “Pizza, roses, and a unsurpassed mutual appreciation.”

Sacrifice

By MC D’Alton Sophie’s gaze ran up and down the long bronze list bolted onto the memorial.  Her eyes blurred as she blinked back the tears. The soldiers forever immortalized, never to grow old: Corporal James Stewart. Lance Corporal Cassidy Newman. Lance Corporal Shamus Bailey Wilson. The names on the plaque stared back at herContinue reading “Sacrifice”