World War II is over, but fighting continues in Eastern Europe as the Lithuanians wreak havoc on the Soviets occupying their country. Their guerilla tactics enrage Russian leaders and provoke them to amass their power. But the force of the Soviet army is not enough, and a Soviet spy infiltrates the partisan camp.
The Rift have come to retake a planet they’ve claimed for over a thousand years. Humans call it New Hope. The first shots are at the transport Cairo. Onboard are Rick Cassidy and his partner Molly Pickford and 50 female students and interns, and a handful of staff from the New Hope Academy. Next up is the town of Southport. It will take months to get word back to Earth and longer for help to come.
Rick Cassidy and Molly Pickford are very important to the New Hope colony. They are unaware that the alien Rift plan to attack with an army of Andoval mercenaries. Rick’s daughter Ciara heads to the colony, his sister Bridget soon follows. Opponents are trying to stop the colony program while more Rangers are on their way there. Amundsen’s CO sees a suspicious haze blocking his sensors.
Marine SSGT Molly Bennett has a deadly encounter with one of Hassan Gul’s bands of cutthroats. It makes her a hero then brings her together with LT Rick O’Brien during a second deadly encounter with the Guls resulting in a huge bounty being placed on their heads. To stay alive they have to leave behind Rick’s daughter Ciara and the rest of his family to flee to the New Hope Colony on Tau Ceti 4.
This eyewitness account of World War II social history, women's progress and the Golden Years of Radio is woven into one woman's humorous and poignant autobiography of her family struggles and her attempts to fulfill her creative dreams. Praised by one reviewer as "laugh-aloud funny, sometimes reminiscent of Cheaper by the Dozen."
Desert Storm war veteran Linda Maye Adams shows the diversity of what war is like for the women who deploy in this collection of short stories and poetry. The stories run from "First Night," and "Between Black and White," because war seldom ends when the war does. The poems include "A Woman Goes to War" and "The Lonely Sounds of War."
Fear is something Private Carolyn Mendez can't admit to. Yet, as she arrives in Saudi Arabia, for Desert Storm, deploying to war, it's all she can think about. All she has is herself, and even that is scary.
Some of us have that special person we are connected to long before we arrive in this world. Some of us have that special person we are connected to long after everyone else has forgotten them.
This story is about such a person, my Dawn. The one I will always miss seeing standing on our porch and waiting for me to come back to Sarajevo, to come back home.
Recalling the men, women and kids who conducted America's World War II home front in the greatest mobilization program the world has ever known. Here's how they came from years behind to outproduce the Axis in everything from tanks to bombers, while putting up with higher taxes, shortages, rationing and nearby Uboats. The author also discusses what America must do to ever mobilize that way again
_Vital to Victory_ by Amanda Laughtland.
A digital chapbook collection of 37 poems inspired by magazines for women and homemakers from 1943.
Amanda Laughtland is the author of _Postcards to Box 464_ and editor/publisher of Teeny Tiny Press. Her poems appear in NAP 1.1. She lives in the Seattle area, where she teaches English at Edmonds Community College.