Lili Maureau

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Two survivors of wars years apart meet on a Midwest campus to find in one another hope, understanding, and the sort of love books have written of. One seeks forgiveness for the past, the other freedom from obligation. It’s a story that begins with a promise and ends in the birth home of Ernest Hemingway.
(The foul language in the beginning chapters was required to tell the truth of the experience captured. This is the reason for the R rating.)
Lili Maureau was written to reveal more about the characters in my short story The Darkened Room.

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Lili Maureau

Submitted: January 30, 2009

Two survivors of wars generations apart meet on a Midwest campus to find in one another hope, understanding, and the sort of love books have written of. One seeks forgiveness for the past, the other freedom from obligation. It’s a story that begins with a promise and ends in the birth home of Ernest Hemingway.
The foul language in the beginning chapters was required to tell the truth of the experience captured. This is the reason for the R rating. Read Chapter

Submitted: January 30, 2009

"A soldier has to be much more than a man with a rifle whose only objective is to kill. He has to be part diplomat, part technician, part... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 30, 2009

Two Coop, the Blade and their PF counterpart, Tung Se Duong Minh were ordered to Headquarters in Phu Bai.Duong Minh was ap... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 30, 2009

THREE “Damn, it’d be real fine if C-Rat could kick out a cup of java like this,” Blade remarked while smelling the c... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 31, 2009

FOUR Alpha 9 set up their base of operations in a compound built by French forces during their war more than a decade earlier.Located... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 01, 2009

FIVE Coop was medevaced to the field hospital in Phu Bai where he was triaged. Doc provided the medical staff with the particulars of... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 01, 2009

SIX Hue City was located about twelve miles north of Thuy Phuong Village, the former location of CAC Alpha 9.It was an ancient city o... Read Chapter

Lili Maureau PART TWO

Submitted: February 03, 2009

SEVEN East Half of Lot#4 in Block #9 Oakland Cemetery Iowa City, Iowa It arrived by flatcar on November 21st, 1912.It had... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 03, 2009

EIGHT Coop’s parents presented him a new 1967 Cutlass Convertible as a coming home and starting-a-new-life gift.It was equipped wit... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 03, 2009

NINE Coop found a new energy in his walk during the rest of that day.His thoughts were dominated by Lili Maureau.Beyond being totally... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 04, 2009

TEN It was nearly nine the next morning when Coop opened his eyes.He had to look twice at the table clock next to his bed to make sur... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 04, 2009

ELEVEN The Ashburn’s were a lovely couple.Coop could see how it was so easy for Lili to become so close to them in such a short per... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 04, 2009

TWELVE That week for Coop and Lili would be a long one.The excitement associated with the discovery of someone who could become very ... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 04, 2009

THIRTEEN Coop kept himself mentally busy over the next couple of days.He attacked his studies with a fervor unlike anytime since star... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 04, 2009

FOURTEEN Earle wasn’t in his chair on the porch when they returned to the house, which was good.Coop would’ve felt compelled to i... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 05, 2009

FIFTEEN Coop woke before dawn the next morning.Putting the collar and shot tag he’d gotten at the vets for Eddie, something the dog... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 05, 2009

SIXTEEN Lili fed Eddie the steak, each piece disappearing without the apparent need for chewing.His eyes remained wide as if telling ... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 05, 2009

SEVENTEEN After finishing their tea with some additional light conversation, Maddy began the tour of the house. She shared her memori... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 07, 2009

EIGHTEEN Maddy arranged place settings in the dinning room for the meal.Normally she and Caroline ate in the kitchen: it was less for... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 08, 2009

NINETEEN There’s a type of sleep that comes after love making in desperation, an experience which draws all that is possible from t... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 09, 2009

TWENTY Maddy once attended church regularly, but when children began to openly make fun of Caroline, and adults turned away as if she... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 09, 2009

TWENTY ONE Coop and Lili remained silent for most of the drive back to Iowa City.Lili wanted to explain her life back in England but ... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 10, 2009

TWENTY TWO He was back outside Loi Nung.He couldn’t feel the darkness as he had before, or sense the anticipation of impending batt... Read Chapter

Lili Maureau - EPOLOGUE

Submitted: February 10, 2009

EPILOGUE……. Earle Monroe would complete his studies and receive a PhD in aeronautical sciences.The Boeing Company anxiously welco... Read Chapter