The Thing that Maria is

White phosphorous stains the mind in suffering. First It sticks to the uniform then melts through to the skin, muscle, bone, and from bone to death, leaving nothing but hot white ash. The muddy plantain fields are alive the with the stuff sparking off the humid Honduran air. The M8 infantry mechanized vehicle half-track driver …

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#22 L. Todd Wood

L. Todd Wood flew missions for Seal Team 6 and Delta Force. He has experience in finance and national security, along with a passion for history, and is the author of four historical thrillers, several short stories and is a sought-after security and political analyst by media outlets in America and overseas. His website: http://ltoddwood.com/ …

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 …

Going Fishing

Harold fingers the button behind his ear. But he decides not yet. Maybe he can make it tonight without it. Harold is a veteran. He fought on Europa. He killed fish. He killed fish fathers protecting their fish families. He stomped on freshly laid fish eggs containing fish babies destined for fish sentience. He killed …