[This is a short story we did in 2012 for a proposed anthology called Untold Stories From Iraq & Afghanistan, volume 2 for the non-profit organization Heroes Fallen Studios (as of this writing, the site is not active). This is an adaptation of a story by Charles Meier, who wrote the book Letters from the Sandbox, about his experiences as a private contractor in Iraq.]

I hope you enjoy this short diversion. This is a five-page story, but we’re going to run the whole thing over two weeks, so come back on Wednesday for page 2.