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 )

Sweet Hay

Mar. 13th, 2015 06:45 pm
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: Sweet Hay
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.
Story summary: A soldier's scattered thoughts at the storming of Badajoz. April 1812.
Author's Note: Any factual errors that occur within are my own.

The story )
barefoot_bard: (Darkness)
Title: Whiskey Lullaby
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: None.
Summary: The formal end of war does not always mean peace for men who fought it. Wales, 1786.
Author's Note: Inspired by the song “Whiskey Lullaby” by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss.

The story )

Sunsets

Aug. 29th, 2010 09:43 am
barefoot_bard: (Cartwright)
Title: Sunsets
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: Names given in this story are fictional and any relation to an actual person, living or dead, is purely incidental.
Original pen-date: 18 August 2010
Summary: StC-verse. The end of war comes sooner than expected for some. Portsmouth, 1811.
Author's Note: Warning: Character death.

The story )

December

Jan. 10th, 2010 06:06 pm
barefoot_bard: (Default)
Title: December
Rating: K+ (Suitable for ages 13 and above)
Disclaimers: None.
Original pen-date: 10 January 2010
Summary: On the retreat to Corunna, a cavalryman makes a difficult choice. Spain 1808.
Author's Note: There are probably some historical goofs in here and I beg forgiveness for them.

The story )

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