TITLE: The Gammy Gat Letters
GENRE: Upmarket Adult Fiction
Twenty year old, Jake Gatlin, put his pen down and re-read his letter.
Dear Mama, Pop, Lisa, Beth and Mary,
Am writing on the go, so this one will be short. December is going to be nasty over here. We thought the dust storms had been bad. But all that red dust that builds up turns into a muddy mess because of all the rain. It’s cold, too, and going to be worse than Oxford in December. They say it might even snow. Something they call thundersnow. It means, during a snowstorm, it can thunder and lightning. Can you believe it?
We’ve been involved in quite a few convoys searching for bad guys these past few weeks, but don’t fret. (I know you, Mama!) Khost has been pretty dull, lately, and the road to Gardez has been pretty quiet too. Pretty soon, the weather will really clog up the road. But don’t worry about me. We’ve always got each other’s backs over here.
Christmas won’t be the same without being there at home. I miss you and wish I could be there with you. But we have a job to do. Love to the girls. Will try to write more later. Merry Christmas!
P.S. Don’t worry about me! I’ll be home before you know it.
Chagrined at what he knew was a meager effort, he vowed to write a longer one later…one that would make his mother proud.