A POLITICAL REALITY

Elaine Curtis fully understood the risk she was taking. This live interview on conservative television would most likely make or break her chances of becoming a United States Senator. Despite the protestations of her aides and others in her campaign that she was needlessly stepping into enemy territory, she wanted to be truthful with the … Continue reading A POLITICAL REALITY

A FALLEN SOLDIER

My name is Alex Rochford. I’m a freelance writer living in Arlington, Virginia. I was recently commissioned by a publication to write a piece about Memorial Day, and I chose to focus on the heartbreaking story of one individual’s life, and how it compared to the relative ease and comfort of mine.   I never … Continue reading A FALLEN SOLDIER

SELF-INFLICTED

Peter Redmond was in a good mood. He was always happy when it was his weekend to have his son stay with him. The divorce had become final eight months before, but he and Dana remained on friendly terms because they both wanted what was best for Logan. Although incompatible as a couple, their complete … Continue reading SELF-INFLICTED

AN INNOCENT VICTIM

Freshman Congresswoman, Mary Louise Givens, stood in the House Chambers and delivered the following speech to a gathering of her fellow Representatives and to the American citizens who filled the gallery.   I am speaking to this body today because I have a responsibility to acknowledge the individual that inspired me to seek public office. … Continue reading AN INNOCENT VICTIM

NINETEEN LOST SOULS

The shooter had his next victim in sight. He took a split second to check his aim, but just as he squeezed the trigger, his target turned ever so slightly. The bullet did not strike the center of Tyler Cassidy’s heart as intended but instead tore through the edge of the left ventricle, exited his … Continue reading NINETEEN LOST SOULS