Thursday, May 23, 2013

Memorial Day

by Wendy Burke
      How appropriate this blog is appearing days before Memorial Day.
      My first published story with Decadent Publishing is Respite and in some ways it may have been unintentionally about my father. A proud American, he served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II. Here he is, circa 1942, in his scrawny, 5”8’ glory on a beach in the Philippines or Australia…it may be a little brown shark he’s holding.
      I’m sure after he returned he needed a little ‘respite’ from the things he saw, experienced or even had to do.
      And, that’s what Respite is all about – US Army Sergeant, Ryan Davison resting, rejuvenating himself after a long three years in Europe, and what happens when he allows the unexpected joy to come into his life. 
      And, although it hasn’t a dedication, subconsciously, the story is for my dad, gone some thirty years now, and my uncles of that era; for my husband, who was two weeks from being a forward observer in Vietnam and thankfully reassigned to Germany; for the people he served with and the friends he lost in Southeast Asia; for those in uniform now, for fine people like Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle; for those who came back and those who didn’t.

      Remember those in uniform this Memorial Day. If you see someone in uniform, go up to them, extend your hand and say ‘thank you.’ Because they at least deserve that.

Respite  is part of A Buck a Book, Win a Nook,’ along with Wendy’s 1NightStand story, The One He Chose. Look for Wendy at the following blogs next month:

      6/17 Love Laughter Friendship
      6/17 Daily Dose of Decadence
      6/18 Silken Sheets & Seduction
      6/19 We Love Kink
      6/20 Cocktails and Books
      6/21 Bianca Sarble 

When not playing with the people in her head, Wendy has a full time job behind the scenes in television, a part time job in radio and an even 'parter' time job trying to keep her house clean. She lives with her cute chef husband and two fuzzy felines in the Great Lakes region of the Mid-West.Find her books at Decadent Publishing, Amazon and other reputable e-book retailers.

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