Shadow of a Soldier: Army Tales From an Unpublished Diary & Other Orphan Stories
by William R. Burkett, Jr.
While serving as a husky young MP in Europe, noted sci-fi author Bill Burkett kept a diary of his misadventures, encounters, romances, and sightseeing. Later, he turned them into what he calls Brautigans, so named after a writer named Richard Brautigan whose short story style he admired. Many of these stories never made it into collections of Burkett’s work, so he refers to them as "orphans."