SHORT ESSAYS ON OUR PRESENT MILITARY STRATEGY

      Gusdavis Aughtry
SHORT ESSAYS ON OUR PRESENT MILITARY STRATEGY

Since most Americans have little to no knowledge of how our present military works, it is the responsibility of those of us who do to educate the public. Nobody has appointed us to do this. However, if we don't, who will? The military services belong to the people.Following a nuclear holocaust, Nathan Taylor and his family face grim choices in order to stay alive. Fleeing deadly radiation, plague and desperate men, Nathan, an army officer, leads his wife and their two teenage sons away from chaos and madness toward his ancestral home in Kentucky. Horrors lie in their path. From the prison struggling to maintain control of its inmates, to the desperadoes who enslave anyone who comes their way, even survival may cost Nathan his humanity...or that of his sons, Joshua and David. Nathan struggles to keep his family intact, but it requires making brutal choices. He wants to protect his sons, but knows they now must be deadly and cold at times.Nathan's home has been spared from the worst of the destruction, but a larger conflict over scarce resources erupts. For the survivors to have any chance they will have to fight and the desperate journey has transformed young Joshua and David into men called upon to lead and sacrifice. Torn between harsh realities, and wanting to hold onto fleeting childhoods, they are often conflicted and angry about the roles thrust upon them. Much will depend on how Nathan and his sons respond to a madman and his military regime seeking to conquer the fledgling community they are helping to build.GLIMMER OF HOPE is an epic tale of one family's endurance and triumph after tomorrow's apocalypse.

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    I BE DAMN

      Gusdavis Aughtry
I BE DAMN

Cal Wallace is ocked into an unhappy marriage. His brothers feel his pain. Cal develops early alzheimers. In an uncanny sequence of events, with all the sugary existence and proper behavior that the South exhudes, Mary Lou Wallace puts her husband away. The brothers discover that their brother Cal is less gone "south" than thought.The Zombie Apocalypse couldn’t be more boring. For the last two years, Hendrix Parker’s life rotated in a constant routine of fighting Zombies, finding a place to spend the night and keeping his family safe. While all of those things were admirable pursuits, they had begun to blur together in monotonous gray lines and a haze inducing fog. Reagan Willow and Haley Gable tumble into the Parker’s lives with helpless charm and sarcastic cynicism. The boys can’t help but feel the strong need to protect them. Especially Hendrix, who can’t ignore the irresistible pull Reagan has on him. She’s everything he never thought he would find, and the shot of life that digs him out of the corpse-like stupor he’s fallen into. She might not feel the same way, but that won’t deter Hendrix from pursuing her. Maybe there’s nothing more than friendship between them, but their futures are now entwined, one way or the other. Just as long as they can escape the Zombie horde alive first. Love and Decay, Boy Meets Girl, is the first episode in the Love and Decay, Novella Series told from Hendrix’s point of View; and a Dystopian Romance about Zombies, the end of the world and finding someone to share it with. This story takes place over multiple episodes, with a release date every two weeks. Approximately 20,000 words.

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    Short Insider Essays About The Military

      Gusdavis Aughtry
Short Insider Essays About The Military

Because we have so few Americans today who understand the military, I think it is imperative for those of us who do to point out a truth that is anything but official, i. e., the president that says we have turned a corner in Afghanisnam. What "corner" is he talking about. He using information given him by a military that is "can do" regardless of the reality.Will Coy Bedlam survive his stay in Sullen?Painfully he raised his head, looking out into a dreary drizzling environment, seeing his headlights purposefully reflecting off a roadside sign, with a name of a town called Sullen. Today’s population is 169.“What does that mean?” He growled, “Today’s population is 169.” Then he asked, “Where the hell is Sullen?” forcing himself to move, he dragged a map from his glove box, “I’ve never heard of it before…” And strangely it didn’t appear on the map either.

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    EMOTIONAL SEARING OF THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE

      Gusdavis Aughtry
EMOTIONAL SEARING OF THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE

This is a small book. Three short stories. All more or less embrace the Vietnam experience as enduring and always present. 1.Young 20 something, disillusioned, spending a few days in Saigon before returning to war. 2.Orphaned, a young man confronts racism while honoring the memory of his friend. (3) Instructive account of a long lost friend who share a secret, possibly lost forever.Simon Eady and his mother have been on the run for many years. He lost his father at an early age and he has no other family or close friends. His most prized possessions are three old photographs and a series of postcards.Simon is a very talented and resourceful teenager who is continuously developing and refining his skills: learning new languages, and excelling in sports and studies. Unbeknown to Simon, his life is about to change.Within the span of a few hours, he will find himself involved in a kidnap attempt, discover that his mother is terminally ill, be targeted by the secretive British spy agency MI6, being hunted by a cold-hearted assassin, and be informed that his father is in fact alive and hiding somewhere on the opposite side of the world. Triggered by his mother’s dying wish of seeing her husband one last time, shaken by a botched kidnapping attack, Simon is suddenly confronted by the insurmountable task of finding his father. Simon will be drawn into a world where survival depends on one’s ability to master espionage, resort to deceit, commit crime, and be willing to kill without hesitation. Simon will be required to use all of his skills and knowledge to stay alive whilst frantically racing around the world looking for his father. Along his transcontinental race, Simon will become friends with an old retired Italian spymaster, who will equip him for a life in a world that few have survived. His quest will lead him to discover dangerous secrets about his family’s past whilst sinking into a world from which there is no escape.

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    Short Essays and musings about family, philosophy, death.

      Gusdavis Aughtry
Short Essays and musings about family, philosophy, death.

I am a former military type who sometimes feels the need to translate the double speak of the military. Musings have to do with family, religion, sickness. Interesting, quick reads.It is Halloween night, 1967, New York City, and children all over the city romp over the neighborhoods in the joyous quest for a Trick or Treat. Young Sonia and her brothers join the revelry, but as the evening fades into night, she becomes aware that a mysterious figure watching from high above. Up on the roof of her tenement building, a pale-faced stranger watches and beckons, and Sonya is helpless to resist.THIS IS A SHORT STORY, AN HOUR'S READING.

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