Clematis in Our Garden of Eden

by Gene Groner

Photograph


Half Boy...Half Man

by Brant Parker III

Poem


Don't Smoke on Me

by Michael Pride Young

Songs Lyrics


Look What You Did! You Win Again!

by Diane Wasden

Poem


A Tree

by Charles Fredette

Poem


Poppies

by Bryan Moore

Art


Friendly Fire

By Kenny Trujillo, Army

Writing Type: Prose

By Kenny Trujillo


I experienced it in Vietnam—an "ambush," set up by my own comrades.


I was talking with this one soldier about money needs, and I gave him a $20 bill just to help him out.


He happened to notice that I had a few more $20 bills on me. So, he went back to his set-up location, and I could hear him tell his other buddies that they were going to wait until I was asleep. Then one of them was going to sneak up on me and stab me with a knife, take the rest of my money, and make it look like the enemy had come across our perimeter and killed me.


Later, one of them came over to me and thought I was asleep. When he was over me, I made a grunting sound to indicate I was awake.


He went back to his location to tell the others I was still awake and they’d have to wait longer until I was asleep.


By the grace of God and “friendly fire," I stayed awake until the next morning.  

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by Daniel Paicopulos

Poem


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by Phil Hosier

Poem


Four Buddies - Art - 2021

by Daniel Strange

Photograph


A Tree

by Charles Fredette

Poem


Suicidal

by Diane Wasden

Poem


The First Story - Memories

by Robert Opekun

Prose