Veterans Day short story “Roses and Cookies”
November 11, 2019
This audio short story on Veterans Day, Vietnam War, and PTSD, “Roses and Cookies” is in audio form for good reason. Click on the recording below and you’ll find out why.
Once you are done come back and give me comments on the blog.
References: included are some statistics of veterans in Vietnam, and some discussions about PTSD. Also, a link to a prior post on Vietnam.
1) Casualties in the Vietnam War
2) Diseases caused by Agent Orange
3) Getting help for PTSD
4) What is war? A discussion of Vietnam.
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Good story.The reading: Good slow delivery, for the most part I like the laid back tone but it could have used more variation and emphasis when he is angry.
Good simile: “A glob of yesterdays years stuck in his throat” It might be more interesting with a little more flash back and at the end a little introspection.
It wouldn’t matter to me if he was black. I think it is a human interest story.
I don’t think anyone should tell you stay in your own lane. You have a lot of empathy. Let it show in your writing. (That’s one of the things I like about you)
Thanks, Bob. Didn’t get an email for some reason, but I see your comment and have to approve before it gets posted. Appreciate your candor. Have a great Thanksgiving.