War and History Non-Fiction posted May 1, 2011

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stream of consciousness


by AlvinTEthington


I met him in the train station bar. Sgt. Griffin (I never called him by his first name; he called me SIR), E-7, damaged by cruel and senseless wars, drinking himself into oblivion. An abandoned soul. Twenty-seven years old with a heartless destiny of death—two tours of duty in Iraq, one in Afghanistan, and going back. Lost three of his men. He told me if I would buy him a bottle of tequila, he would do whatever I wanted; he knew how to follow orders. I took him home. That night, in his drunken sleep, he kept crying out THE BASTARDS! I assured him I was there, his rock in a tumultuous emotional sea. The next morning, I didn't obtain his phone number. I have regrets.


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Writing Prompt
Write a story that is between 100 and 150 words. The trick is you must use the following words: drink - rock - damage - heartless - destiny - cruel - abandon - lost - regret - bastard. Words may be used in different formats (for example: drink, drinking or drank)


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