Tag: Vengeance Is Mine

Gunny C. Part Two

Gunny C was a Marine. He was a cook, by training, and a good one. He was the NCOIC (Noncommissioned Officer In Charge) of one of the best run dining facilities on Camp Lejeune. He and the unit had received several compliments, “Atta-boys,” and Letters of Recognition. Gunny C...

Summer 1861 No 5

In the summer of 1861, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was preparing for war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.   Dear Brothers, The Army has returned to Elmira. I should be more accurate, I guess, as the Army never really left our...

Gunny C

“I don’t belong here.” The voice sounded as if it rose up and out of a well.  I shifted my gaze from the paperwork on my desk and filling the doorway to my office was the largest man I have ever seen.  He stood six foot eight in socks,...

Summer 1861 No 4

In the summer of 1861, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was preparing for war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Brothers, A cloud has befallen our fair little town.  As the stories of the fiasco at Bull Run reach us...

A Taste

Several have asked me how the new book is coming and it’s almost finished.  I thought I’d give you all a taste.  Let me know what you think.     He captured her attention as he ambulated along the sidewalk. “Ambulating,” she whispered the word to herself, “such a...

Summer 1861 No 3

In the summer of 1861, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was preparing for war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Brothers, War has come to Elmira! It is impertinent of me to make such a claim, in truth; the reports...

“Damned Buttons”

The summer I was sixteen, I alternated with my Dad driving my little sister to Fargo, North Dakota.  She had qualified for the High School National Finals Rodeo.  Our 1969 Chevy half-ton was loaded with the full sized camper that housed not only the three of us, but also...

Summer 1861 No. 2

In the summer of 1861, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was preparing for war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.   Dear Brothers, A week has now passed since I, and the town watched you march away from us.  It does not seem...

Summer 1861 No 1

In the summer of 1861, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was preparing for war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Brothers, I did not tell you, but during the preparations for your departures, I purchased this journal from Tobias Adams,...

Kick It In Gear

“Alright, Kwen, it’s time to kick it into gear.” I was sitting in a booth, in Panera’s, drinking my hot chocolate. Across from me, sat a diminutive woman with brown curly hair and intense blue eyes, and she was pointing the business end of a pencil at me. I’ve...