barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: The O'Reilly Letters
Rating: K (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: With the exception of Malachi Reddington and Cornelius Noonan, all names given are fictional. The mentioned characters Tony Carpullo, Bill Meinertzhagen, and Captain McCawley were RP characters belonging to others. All other named characters are mine.
Summary: The incomplete collection of letters exchanged between a US soldier and his friends and family. 6/23
Author's Note:  These letters were originally posted as supporting extras on a WWII RP. They were fun to write and I might add one or two more in future.

Part Six )
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: The O'Reilly Letters
Rating: K (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: With the exception of Malachi Reddington and Cornelius Noonan, all names given are fictional. The mentioned characters Tony Carpullo, Bill Meinertzhagen, and Captain McCawley were RP characters belonging to others. All other named characters are mine.
Summary: The incomplete collection of letters exchanged between a US soldier and his friends and family.  5/23
Author's Note:  These letters were originally posted as supporting extras on a WWII RP. They were fun to write and I might add one or two more in future.

Part Five )
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: The O'Reilly Letters
Rating: K (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: With the exception of Malachi Reddington and Cornelius Noonan, all names given are fictional. The mentioned characters Tony Carpullo, Bill Meinertzhagen, and Captain McCawley were RP characters belonging to others. All other named characters are mine.
Summary: The incomplete collection of letters exchanged between a US soldier and his friends and family. 4/23
Author's Note:  These letters were originally posted as supporting extras on a WWII RP. They were fun to write and I might add one or two more in future.

Part Four )
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: The O'Reilly Letters
Rating: K (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: With the exception of Malachi Reddington and Cornelius Noonan, all names given are fictional. The mentioned characters Tony Carpullo, Bill Meinertzhagen, and Captain McCawley were RP characters belonging to others. All other named characters are mine.
Summary: The incomplete collection of letters exchanged between a US soldier and his friends and family. 3/23
Author's Note:  These letters were originally posted as supporting extras on a WWII RP. They were fun to write and I might add one or two more in future.

Part Three )
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: The O'Reilly Letters
Rating: K (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: With the exception of Malachi Reddington and Cornelius Noonan, all names given are fictional. The mentioned characters Tony Carpullo, Bill Meinertzhagen, and Captain McCawley were RP characters belonging to others. All other named characters are mine.
Summary: The incomplete collection of letters exchanged between a US soldier and his friends and family. 2/23
Author's Note:  These letters were originally posted as supporting extras on a WWII RP. They were fun to write and I might add one or two more in future.

Part Two )
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: The O'Reilly Letters
Rating: K (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: With the exception of Malachi Reddington and Cornelius Noonan, all names given are fictional. The mentioned characters Tony Carpullo, Bill Meinertzhagen, and Captain McCawley were RP characters belonging to others. All other named characters are mine.
Summary: The incomplete collection of letters exchanged between a US soldier and his friends and family. 1/23
Author's Note:  These letters were originally posted as supporting extras on a WWII RP. They were fun to write and I might add one or two more in future.


Part One )
barefoot_bard: (Marine)
Title: We'll Drink Unto Thee
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: With the exception of Dan Littlefield, who is my own creation, all names given in the story belong to men who served aboard HMS Fisgard.
Summary: A ship's company celebrates Christmas. The West Indies, December 1805.
Author's Note: I have taken some liberties with names and facts, but intend no disrespect in so doing.

The story )

 
barefoot_bard: (Rosy)
Title: The Colour of Fear
Rating: M (Suitable for ages 16 and above)
Disclaimers: The characters Maugan and Paol Kerjean, and Montreuil belong to outis. Jérémie Blanchard and all others are mine. No profit is being made from this story.
Story summary: Suppressing an armed revolt can be a nasty business. St Domingue, 1802.
Author's Note: Any factual or historical errors that occur within are my own and I duly apologise for them.

Chapter Three )
barefoot_bard: (Rosy)
Title: The Colour of Fear
Rating: M (Suitable for ages 16 and above)
Disclaimers: The characters Maugan and Paol Kerjean, and Montreuil belong to outis. Jérémie Blanchard and all others are mine. No profit is being made from this story.
Story summary: Suppressing an armed revolt can be a nasty business. St Domingue, 1802.
Author's Note: Any factual or historical errors that occur within are my own and I duly apologise for them.


Chapter Two )
barefoot_bard: (Rosy)
Title: The Colour of Fear
Rating: M (Suitable for ages 16 and above)
Disclaimers: The characters Maugan and Paol Kerjean, and Montreuil belong to outis. Jérémie Blanchard and all others are mine. No profit is being made from this story.
Story summary: Suppressing an armed revolt can be a nasty business. St Domingue, 1802.
Author's Note: Any factual or historical errors that occur within are my own and I duly apologise for them.


Chapter One )
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: What Family Means
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: All names given in this story are fictional and any relation to actual persons, living or dead, is purely incidental.
Story summary: Hard times strike a small family, with grave consequences. Chatham, 1785/86. Part Three of Three.
Author's Note: Any factual errors that occur within are my own.

Part Three )
barefoot_bard: (Hearts of Oak)
Title: What Family Means
Rating: M (Suitable for ages 16 and above)
Disclaimers: All names given in this story are fictional and any relation to actual persons, living or dead, is purely incidental.
Story summary: Hard times strike a small family, with grave consequences. Chatham, 1785/86. Part Two of Three.
Author's Note: Any factual errors that occur within are my own.

Part Two )
barefoot_bard: (Marine)
Title: What Family Means
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: The character Punchy Wright belongs to [personal profile] sharpiefan . All others belong to me.
Story summary: Hard times strike a small family, with grave consequences. Chatham, 1785/86. Part One of Three.
Author's Note: Any factual errors that occur within are my own.

Part One )
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: A Very Long Walk
Rating: M (Suitable for ages 16 and above)
Disclaimers: All names given in this story are fictional and any relation to actual persons, living or dead, is purely incidental.
Story summary: A British infantry patrol on a route clearance mission has a bad day. Nad Ali District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Early April, 2012.
Author's Note: Any factual errors that occur within are my own.

The story )

Blame

Jun. 23rd, 2016 02:30 pm
barefoot_bard: (Darkness)
Title: Blame
Rating: M (Suitable for ages 16 and above)
Disclaimers: Names given in this story are fictional and any relation to actual persons, living or dead, is purely incidental.
Story summary: An infantryman cannot cope with losing friends in combat. Fort Lewis, Washington, January, 2009.
Author's Note: Warning for graphic description of gunshot wounds and suicide. This story is based on several events and people I encountered while I was on active duty. There is no happy ending here but this is deliberate. I intend no disrespect with this work of fiction. Don't read this story if you're in a good mood.

The story )
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: Goodbye Town
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: Names given in this story are fictional and any relation to actual persons, living or dead, is purely incidental.
Summary: A young man decides to go for a soldier. Farnham, Surrey, 1776.
Author's Note: Inspired by Lady Antebellum's 'Goodbye Town'.

The story )
barefoot_bard: (Hearts of Oak)
Title: Just A Small Oops
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: The character Gabriel Cotton belongs to [personal profile] sharpiefan. Joe Newbury is mine.
Summary: A simple errand like sharpening a sword can sometimes go terribly wrong. Spain, 1810.
Author's Note: Answering a prompt from [personal profile] sharpiefan .

The story )
barefoot_bard: (Marine)
Title: Pistols For Two, Coffee For One
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: Names given in this story are fictional and any relation to actual persons, living or dead, is purely incidental.
Summary: An officer finds himself in an affair of honour. Portsmouth, 1785.
Author's Note: Answering a prompt from [personal profile] sharpiefan

The story )
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: The Angel Walk
Rating: M (Suitable for ages 16 and above)
Disclaimers: All names given in this story are fictional and any relation to actual persons, living or dead, is purely incidental.
Story summary: A Military Policeman learns about the realities of combat medicine while on guard duty. Mosul, Iraq, 2007.
Author's Note: Any factual errors that occur within are my own. This story is inspired by tales brought home by former colleagues after their deployment to Iraq. It is, I think, a fairly fitting Memorial Day piece

The story )
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: What A Good Soldier Does
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: Names given in this story are fictional and any relation to actual persons, living or dead, is purely incidental. No profit is being made from this story.
Summary: A soldier reflects as he cleans his musket after a day's fighting. Fuentes de Oñoro, 1811.
Author's Note: Any factual errors that occur within are my own.

The story )

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