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  1. Old Guy

    Short story "Differences" featured today at Everyday Fiction

    It's not a military story, but some of you may like it. Check it out at http://www.everydayfiction.com Thanks, Jim
  2. Old Guy

    "Pawn's Gambit" - JR Hume (aka: Old Guy)

    Okay, it's me.  I slipped in the side door and did a little looking around.  Lots of familiar names.  Just wanted to announce that my book "Pawn's Gambit" will be out within the next two months.  I'm completing a last proofread and edit right now.  The cover should be ready shortly.  I'll be...
  3. Old Guy

    On the Berm at Midnight - another Vietnam poem

    Anyone who's spent a few nights on guard duty in a sandbag bunker can relate to this one . . . . ************************** On the Berm at Midnight It's dark, damned dark. You can't see shit. There's a bunker all around you, sandbags, four deep on top, thicker at the sides. A fucking crypt...
  4. Old Guy

    Cavalryman's Lament - a Vietnam poem

    Some of you may know an old cavalryman, or a WW2 cannoneer, or maybe a Korean War infantryman. If so, you can relate. ******************************* Cavalryman's Lament "We turned in our horses in forty-two." He sighed and ordered more Ba Moi Ba, one for each of us, which seemed damn...
  5. Old Guy

    Hostage to Fortune -- WW2 fiction

    I thought I'd post a serious work of fiction for a change. The story will be posted in four parts. *********************************** HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE JR Hume Orphan Ice Box, a B-17G Flying Fortress, and Lieutenant Doone's temporary command, made it to Bremen unscathed.  Black...
  6. Old Guy

    Rogue's War - an abominable work of fiction

    WW2, in the back waters of the Caribbean.  A story that should probably remain untold . . . . ******************** ROGUE'S WAR Ch 1 -- Near Sainte Poutine, French Guadeloupe: It was past midnight and black as sin.  Majoor stood in the little flat-bottom boat and gazed downstream at the...
  7. Old Guy

    The Incredible Mr. Bobbit -- a farce

    The Incredible Mr. Bobbit "Aren't you the famous Mr. Bobbit?" purred the buxom lass.  A river of blonde hair covered her shoulders while a clinging black dress set off other well-developed assets. Mr. Bobbit tried to avoid staring at the lady's cleavage -- a difficult task since he stood only...
  8. Old Guy

    Tales of the Symbiotic Saloon -- possibly fiction

    TALES OF THE SYMBIOTIC SALOON Purgatory could be a dingy gray waiting room with bad water, poor plumbing and surly matrons.  Or, it could be a town in the middle of Nowhere.  All manner of folks might hole up there until next Tuesday - or Judgment Day - whichever comes first. Ch. 1 - The...
  9. Old Guy

    Whining self-promotion . . .

    Mike was kind enough to read my novel, "Gehenna Station".  He also posted a review in the Military Literature section. Here's the review: http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/48524.0.html Please check it out.  There are more reviews at the publisher's site.  Mike provided a link to the site...
  10. Old Guy

    Canadian troops in Siberia, 1918-19

    I picked up this tidbit on a website dedicated to the US Army, 8th Division history. The commanding general of the American contingent was Major General William Graves. "Graves’ Americans joined 70,000 Japanese, 829 British, 1,400 Italian, and 107 Ammahese troops under French command. Canada...
  11. Old Guy

    A tribute to the fallen

    Echoes Silent are the foreign fields where they fought and fell. We kneel beside their quiet graves and recall the past we shared. Reflections seen in running water, footprints etched in virgin snow. Remnants lodged in memory, hidden in the mists of time. Names carved into deep black stone...
  12. Old Guy

    Gehenna Station - Combat SF by JR Hume

    JR Hume announces the release of his new military SF novel, GEHENNA STATION For those who don't know it already, JR Hume = Old Guy Gehenna Station, a novel of the Imperial Marines, is a story of the far future, set against the backdrop of an empire which grew out of the Dark Times following...
  13. Old Guy

    Jester Steele - Android Detective (fiction)

    Not a lot of characters in this one.  Still, it may be entertaining.  :) ************************************************************* Jester Steele, Android Detective JR Hume The bar-jockey looked fully human, but a casual sensor scan revealed that he was a droid.  Humans often have odd...
  14. Old Guy

    Zombie Attack! (fiction)

    ZOMBIE  ATTACK! Ch 1: An Unexpected Trip "I don't get it," said Baker.  "Where are the show girls?  The guy said he'd have them here no later than nine-thirty." A graying pack of men gathered in one corner of the casino.  It was after ten and some of them were already yawning on this, the...
  15. Old Guy

    Flights of the Welkin (fiction)

    Trekkies beware!  The following is a parody set in the Star Trek universe.  >:D ************************************************************* FLIGHTS OF THE WELKIN JR Hume Ch 1: Idle Tears The view from the elevated tramway was interesting, to say the least.  Crew folk and passengers...
  16. Old Guy

    The Real O'Leary (fiction)

    THE REAL O'LEARY Deceiving Creatures “Pardon me, sir.  Can you tell me where Allied Recon Group H might be located?”  A large man stood in the doorway.  Filled the doorway, in fact.  Monk eyed the intruder warily.  “Well, lad, you’re bloody well standing in it.  Who might you be?” “Sir, I...
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