Side Roads and Dandelions by W.H. Harrod
Approx. 115,240 words.
Published on June 10, 2012.
In March of 2003, the U.S. Government embarks upon an undeclared and destructive war in Iraq. Four aging hippies, christened "The Dandelions", had protested the Vietnam War and now return to the streets of San Francisco to protest. As they retrace their original route, the Dandelions discover the side roads no longer exist, but that a friendship forged in the quest for peace and justice does.