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Basic Manipulation

Humans are malleable with the right amount of abuse. The right amount, too much and pop, too little and nothing.

Sergeant First Class Robertson prides himself on knowing when the right amount of abuse has been reached. He has a stern face. He’s divorced. His red rimmed eyes are always angry.

Many people wish him dead.

The doctor says he’s in better shape than a man his age has any right to be.

“You’ll probably live forever Robertson.”

“Won’t Christ be disappointed, Captain Peter?”

“Probably.”

They chuckle.

The private wielded bayonet twists and no Christ won’t be disappointed after all.

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Published by Bryan

I am an army vet, husband, and father of twins, I am currently working on my next publication, a collection of military fiction, and next year will be publishing an apocalyptic science fiction novel. My urban noir novel, "Compounded Interest," can be purchased on Amazon. I host a podcast on creativity called Origin: Stories on Creativity and co-host the soon-to-be-released show on speculative fiction called Mirage with fantasy author R. Emma Hardcastle. My youtube channel is: https://www.youtube.com/user/frogger65 The Origin podcast feed is: http://bryanaiello.com/category/podcast/feed/ For updates on "Mirage" and future publications follow me on twitter: @bryaiello More of my short fiction can be found at: www.bryanaiello.com My amazon author page is: https://www.amazon.com/Bryan-Aiello/e/B06XX3HWCF/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1494265791&sr=8-1

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