Dear - Momma and Dad .........

Hi Mom , Hi dad ,
Well mom , I can't believe it's been another week into this war they said could never happen , I still have a hard time believing that I just got home from afghanistan three months ago and that now I find myself on patrol out side of Washington D.C, Mom , do you remember that year when me and sis were eight years old and you brought us to this capital to see the cherry blossoms in spring , well you won't believe it mom , but the entire patomac valley has been napalmed ! there isn't a living thing within miles of here , I'm sorry I can't say excactly where we are , we are under strict orders , a total news blackout to all the soldiers here , and they won't tell us why ?

On patrol last night we lost two guys to some pretty crude booby traps along the highway , you remember Jonesy he came home with me last year on leave , and sargent Smith , I didn't know him well but they say he had a wife and two little kids at home waiting for him . I hear that the British troops have landed in L.A.. but we don't really know any more than that , Mom , don't tell Dad because I know only you're reading this, but last night I heard the boys talking about the upcoming new emergency draft laws , I can't believe their going to draft men up to fifty five to serve in this Cilil Disobedience , I guess thats the new name of this war !

Anyway mom ! I'm really beat so I'm gonna close for now and just know that if anything happens to me in this goddamned conflict , that I died with my last thoughts of You , Dad and Sis , please say hey to everyone there waiting and know that I loved you all more than life itself .......................Your loving son Danny

P.S. I got the package you sent but it seems someone somwhere thought they needed the cookies and snack foods more than me !

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bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

Very interesting... chilling as it could be a look into the future.... voted up !

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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Too bleak. Also too possible. Interesting presentation, very well done, Ed.

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Beautifully written. Unfortunately, it looks like it could be a presentiment. This is a chilling story and it scares the heck out of me that it could happen. I would probably be one of the rebels.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

A bleak look at things indeed. My heart goes out to soldiers who actually find themselves in perilous conditions.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Bizzarett , Lets hope never huh !........:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Lets hope never- never Nellieanna !........:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

I dont see this coming Becky , I see calmer heads , term limits and a voter revolution ! Nice to see you !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Only once befrore Gypsy , the civil war ! Be well my dear

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lmpounds 4 years ago from St. Louis

Beautifully written. Hoping that day never comes.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Impounds , lets hope never huh ! Thank you for stopping in !....:-}

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