Reccomended Ages: 17+
Jack DeFleur, US Army, survived skirmishes, battles, and even a close encounter with a homemade bomb. It's the aftermath that is tearing him and his family apart.
More Than A Flesh Wound is a fictional story examining the aftermath of injuries and what it takes to overcome them. This story is a tribute, not just to those who serve, but to their families who have the courage to face the possibility of this situation. It is a reminder, not to forget that those who gave nearly all, sometimes need someone to give some back.
This story is a work of fiction. Any resemblance in name, character, or situation is strictly coincidental.
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About the Author
Byron Gordon grew up in the rural Eastern Shore of Maryland, USA. One of six children, he soon discovered his love of reading, ranging from the clever humor of P.G. Wodehouse to the epic fantasy of Tolkien to the fast paced science fiction of Timothy Zahn. Fed on this widely varied diet, his imagination blossomed and he began to write, desiring to create worlds and adventures of his own. After realizing the bleak financial prospects of an aspiring writer trying to break into the fiction realm, Byron enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. He spent an extra week in Coast Guard Boot Camp (Cape May, NJ) for writing during the breaks between classes. After Boot Camp he traveled to California for training in radio communications. Following the completion of his training, he spent three years on a Coast Guard Cutter, interdicting and repatriating illegal migrants. He currently is still on active duty and plans search and rescue efforts on the east coast of the USA. Despite the intense, and often hectic, schedule that military life entails, Byron has continued to write in his free time. While writing a complete novel still proves elusive, he has composed multiple short stories and a small amount of poetry. In the spring of 2011, he started publishing his writings electronically and now has a fair number of short stories and poetry available online in a variety of formats.