Good morning and welcome to Sunday Blog Share. This month, we’re focusing on books and short stories that are thrillers and military. Edge of the seat action is going to have you panting for more from these fabulous books! Check out these intriguing stories from a stable of great authors!
Today, our story is all about being far from home, unsure of how you’ll celebrate the winter holidays. This particular tale is especially important to me, when as a young woman in her early twenties, I realized that being close to family at this time was pretty important—but event though I was far from home, I discovered new celebrations in a beautiful country.
Lynn and Deke participate in the local St. Nicholas Day celebration in the German village outside their Air Force Base. Each finds a new reason to enjoy the winter holidays.
Lynn Michaels sat at the window of her dormitory at Hahn AB in Germany. Her gaze focused on everything and nothing—the fat snowflakes so foreign to her, a young woman born and raised in Southern California, the distant memory of what would be happening in her home right at this minute, how she was a long way from home and would never return there. If she could help it.
She never believed that she would feel so lonely and lost when she left for her first overseas assignment. 1983 had been a whirlwind year. She’d completed basic training late in 1982 and been granted leave to spend the Christmas season at home, but this year, after she finished her advanced training, she had received orders to report to this base.
Arriving in mid-July, she’d had a lot of fun. Weekends were devoted to Volksmarching, an activity that meant walking through the many small towns less than three hours from the base.
She’d even joined the Volksmarching club, becoming part of the planning of the annual organized walk held around the base. In the fall, she had even more fun with this activity when she moved from the ten kilometer event to twenty. She was well on her way to earning her first 500 “klick” and 100 Volksmarch badge.
About K.C. Sprayberry
Living a dream she’s had since she first discovered the magic of books. K.C. Sprayberry traveled the U.S. and Europe before finally settling in the mountains of Northwest Georgia. She’s been married to her soulmate for nearly a quarter of a century and they enjoy spoiling their grandchildren along with many other activities.
A multi-genre author, K.C. Sprayberry is always on the hunt for new stories. Inspiration strikes at the weirdest times and drives her to grab notebook and pen to jot down her ideas. Those close to her swear nothing or no one is safe if she’s smiling gently in a corner and watching those in the same room interact. Her observations have often given her ideas for her next story, set not only in the South but wherever the characters demand they settle.
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