A Walk in Darkness
A piece of the rewrite of A Walk in Darkness…unedited…
The headaches worsened. My eyes ached and fingers of pain spread across my whole head. On top of all the pain, my stress at work kept building. I yelled, cussed, and screamed myself hoarse, all to maintain order at the refueling point. Few people tolerated me, the rest refused to hide their disdain for my… Continue reading
A Walk in Darkness…the rewrite continues…unedited…
In the beginning… What a way to start any story. You can feel the goosebumps, right? Something’s going to happen, a change or choice will be made, and you caught it at the very start. Every time I’ve ever cracked open my Bible, those words soaked in. There was nothing, but then…bam…there was light. In… Continue reading
A Walk in Darkness…the rewrite continues…unedited/incomplete….
Do you like camping? I did prior to my time in the military. Upon arrival in Kuwait, we stood on the tarmac and waited to board the buses that would carry us to our destination. “Load up,” a senior NCO barked, and we moved forward and began to load the bus from the rear. I ended… Continue reading
A Walk in Darkness: Rewrite #2…unedited…incomplete….
My mind felt fractured, like shavings of wood gathered about the feet of a sawhorse. It seemed I had lost the ability to form full sentences and make coherent sense. At least that’s what registered on the faces of my family. They stared at me with wide eyes, their mouths dropped open. I would close… Continue reading
Deep thoughts about the next step for A Walk in Darkness…unedited…
Good morning. I’m sitting at my desk pondering the next step for A Walk in Darkness. My ponderance has not illuminated the next step, therefore, I sit in stillness. Well, my body is still, my mind not so much. A dear friend read the first page of the re-write and was complimentary in her feedback. “If… Continue reading
A Walk in Darkness…new writing, the rewrite continues…unedited…
Many of my brothers and sisters were excited at the possibility of ‘combat action.’ I considered war a business, and I was employed to run missions for the company. The thought of taking a human life didn’t excite me, it wasn’t something I looked forward to doing. I wanted to do my job and go… Continue reading
The Rewrite of A Walk in Darkness continues…
We sat at the airport for hours, but at least the air was on. To kill the time, we played spades, dominoes, read books, or mused on what we might face on our first night ‘in country.’ We left in the late afternoon and boarded our plane. It arrived hours later at the airport in… Continue reading
A Walk in Darkness…the rewrite of the novel begins…unedited…
I have begun the first serious rewrite of the novel, A Walk in Darkness. Continue reading
I’m a retired soldier. Writer and full – time coffee addict. I was born and raised in Mississippi, and I joined the Army at 28 for a life of adventure and travel. Interests include: Reading, walking my two pups, Casanova and Chunk, spending time with my wife Chassidy, and trying to pen the next great American novel. I am on Instagram under Freeman’s Front Porch Musings. I sometimes do Twitter under LarryF7371.