A Gathering of Soldiers – A collection of five short stories by:
Ralph C Johnson — Edited by: Jacalyn A Johnson
It’s Friday morning at the Outpatient Mental Health Unit of Edgebrook Hospital in Kansas City.
The round table of Army veterans are gathered and the session is about to start.
Doctor McIntyre is overseeing the group; these are his patients.
These are short stories of their lives and how love saved them.
Cover photo model is Jacalyn A Johnson
A very brief foreward:
When telling a story, regardless of it being long or short, you need a beginning, a middle and hopefully, a satisfying end.
These are five separate, stand alone short stories divided into halves. All characters were originally created in: Dreams Are Never Lost.
This is not a novel on mental health treatment.
First half of each story is who these people are and why they need to be in a outpatient mental health unit. Second half is how a loving relationship saved each of them from themselves.
The first story is the lightest. Subsequent stories are deeper and darker. Adult themes and situations are involved. If you are offended by the dark side of humanity, read something else.
All stories are inspired by events in the news.
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