Recently, I entered a new short story, The Caring Leader, in the annual Short Fiction Journal contest for short stories, and also the annual Tillie Olsen Short Story Award contest. Sadly I cannot publish any of the story here until the results of these contests are published. Wish me luck.
The Caring Leader is about a U.S. Army Platoon Sergeant, SFC Danny Franks. There is a member of his platoon, Specialist Trainor who does not fit in with the rest. Seeing trouble ahead, Danny Franks jumps into Specialist Trainor’s life. Through close, one-on-one counseling Danny Franks uncovers the truth of Specialist Trainor’s fears.