Marine Snipers Issued Muskets, Told To ‘Do More With Less’

Quantico, VA — Headquarters Marine Corps announced a decision last week to change the caliber of rifle used by the Scout Sniper community, after service-wide requests were finally noticed for a weapon system capable of longer ranges. The decision was announced by a Pentagon official on Friday, who said, “Following the Marine Corps’ proud tradition…

Marine Band Justifies Existence By Deploying, Stacking Bodies

Eastern Washir, Afghanistan — Following a study finding that the Marine Corps spends $50 million annually on its professional musicians, Colonel Mike Cockburn decided to take action to make sure the money was well spent. “There have been two wars going on, and we’ve got guys playing trumpets for a living,” began Cockburn, while stepping…

The Toughest Man I Have Ever Met

I once considered myself a reasonably tough dude. After all, I’ve survived such horrors as the incessant “Women in Combat” briefs, a slew of M. Night Shyamalan movies, and the lifestyle of the American Civilian. I don’t really need to go on, do I? I didn’t think so. In my life, I’ve had the opportunity…

A Case of Changing Identity

With the current trend these days to make up random nonsense, and then change one’s identity to it, I’ve decided to give it a try. While some may pretend to be another gender or race, others get more imaginative as they change species altogether. I have decided to take this blue pill to a different…

American Christianity

Bill shuffled his thin frame through the door. The walk from his car up the steps to the entrance was unfairly inclined, and he had the beginnings of a sweaty sheen by the time he made it to the front door of the massive gym. He nodded to Lisa, the pretty girl who always worked…

A Tale of Two Zombies

I used to love zombie fiction. I really, really did, but now I find that the bandwagon riders have boarded the “Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide” and “World War Z” train and ridden it into the dirt. Zombie fiction sucks now, and has lost much of what drew in its original appeal. Two book series have…

Author Review: Stephen England

Man, it’s been a while. I blame the National Guard and deer season.  …but I mostly blame the Guard. Deer season was way too much fun I’ve also been involved with an in-depth writing project, which has taken away my daily time to write for this blog. I’m back with an author review on Stephen…

In Defense of Genocide

Stick with me until the end, people. I’m going somewhere with this. There is a demographic in our nation that is becoming a growing problem, and they need to go away. Permanently. This demographic has been scientifically proven to be less developed mentally and physically than you or I. I can almost guarantee that none…

Reaction to “Range 15”

To say that the writers, producers, actors, and the director of the indie movie “Range 15” know and cater to their audience is like saying that Cormac McCarthy gets a little bit dark. I’ll be honest. Unless you’ve spent time in the military, and specifically in the combat arms side of it, you won’t get…

Review of “Spent Shell Casings;” Iconoclasm With A Gun

As I read Spent Shell Casings: 25 (and 5) Stories,a single thought continues to needle into my mind. I stand, reading and psychotically highlighting key passages, and I think, “Well, that’s it. I can stop writing. David Rose has already said everything I’ve been struggling to put on paper.”I have attempted to write about the…

Special Operations in Narnia: The Mission Brief

After doing my analysis of The Lord of the Rings, I decided to continue my tactical foray through the Inkling authors with another favorite series of mine, “The Chronicles of Narnia.” My favorite of these books happens to be Prince Caspian. As I thought through the plot line, I noticed similarities between the Pevensie children’s…

This Picture Is Worth…

At the Nux4Life website, there is a t-shirt for sale as a fundraiser. You can buy it here. As with any image, there is a story to be told. Why people are standing the way they are, what is in the background, and how did the image come to be. This tale is told as…