Fair Winds

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: War and Military  |  House: Booksie Classic
Earnest Seeker is bored teaching in a small-town high school in the US Midwest after living overseas. To get back into the wider world, he resorts to the rather radical act of joining the Navy. He quickly realizes that he is way too educated and knowledgeable for his rank as an enlisted man. He is forced to act stupid to get along with the mostly red-neck petty officers that he has to take orders from. When he is stationed on a destroyer, he learns what it is like being a sailor. He realizes that he will pay a high price for his temporary insanity in signing away precious years of his life.

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Fair Winds

Submitted: November 13, 2014

Earnest Seeker is bored teaching in a small-town high school in the US Midwest after living overseas. To get back into the wider world, he resorts to the rather radical act of joining the Navy. He quickly realizes that he is way too educated and knowledgeable for his rank as an enlisted man. He is forced to act stupid to get along with the mostly red-neck petty officers that he has to take orders from. When he is stationed on a destroyer, he learns what it is like being a sailor. He realizes that he will pay a high price for his temporary insanity in signing away precious years of his life. Read Chapter

The Redneck

Submitted: November 13, 2014

    Chapter Two: The Redneck There were two days to kill. Earnest’s book that he had brought to read had been sto... Read Chapter

Brutality

Submitted: November 13, 2014

      Chapter Three: Brutality The serious brutality got underway on Monday morning. Abused again as dick ... Read Chapter

The Grinder

Submitted: November 13, 2014

      Chapter Four: The Grinder The next day, the three recruits who had been beaten up were missing. They... Read Chapter

The Marching Party

Submitted: November 13, 2014

    Chapter Five: The Marching Party Earnest was not sure why he had been temporarily detached from the company. He... Read Chapter

The Father

Submitted: November 13, 2014

    Chapter Six: The Father One day when Earnest was out delivering dental appointments on the base, the skinny bla... Read Chapter

Captain's Mast

Submitted: November 13, 2014

  Chapter Seven: Captain’s Mast Another week and he would fly back to the Navy base in California. They brought the baby h... Read Chapter

Sherry

Submitted: November 13, 2014

  Chapter Eight: Sherry Earnest Seeker cashed his check at the Navy Credit Union. His leave to bring his wife and daughter t... Read Chapter

Punjab

Submitted: November 13, 2014

Chapter Nine:  Punjab Punjab in late June was boring and hot as hell. But that was where Earnest wanted to be. It seemed that he... Read Chapter

Simla

Submitted: November 13, 2014

  Chapter Ten: Simla Earnest had arrived in late June, the hottest time of the year. In a few days, the northern monsoon arr... Read Chapter

Ringo Bar

Submitted: November 13, 2014

    Chapter Eleven: Ringo Bar The plane glided down into Beirut airport from Delhi shortly before noon. Earnest had... Read Chapter

Naples

Submitted: November 13, 2014

  Chapter Twelve: Naples Earnest was happy he had gone through with it. On the other hand, he realized that it was no big de... Read Chapter

Underway

Submitted: November 13, 2014

  Chapter Thirteen: Underway The first thing that struck Earnest about being stationed on a Navy ship was the boredom. ... Read Chapter

Reggio Calabria

Submitted: November 14, 2014

    Chapter Fourteen: Reggio Calabria It was nearly Christmas. The USS Page docked in the southern-most point on th... Read Chapter

Ravi

Submitted: November 15, 2014

Chapter Fifteen: Ravi He was a sort of a stunt man with a Christian name, John. Earnest’s wife’s relationship with him was comple... Read Chapter

Coming to America

Submitted: November 14, 2014

    Chapter Sixteen: Coming to America In spite of the mild sunny climate, days in Greece could be quite cold. The ... Read Chapter

Navy Cop

Submitted: November 14, 2014

  Seventeen: Navy Cop After six months in the Mediterranean, Earnest was now in Philadelphia. The ship would be in dry dock ... Read Chapter

Virginia Beach

Submitted: November 14, 2014

  Chapter Eighteen: Virginia Beach Virginia Beach was a seedy place. There were too many sailors.There were too many down-sc... Read Chapter

Mayport

Submitted: November 14, 2014

  Chapter Nineteen: Mayport The USS Richard L. Page steamed south from Norfolk and docked at the Naval Base in Mayport, Flor... Read Chapter

Oklahoma, OK

Submitted: November 14, 2014

  Chapter Twenty: Oklahoma, OK When the Page returned to Norfolk from a cruise in the early Spring, Earnest was crazy and ho... Read Chapter

Francis

Submitted: November 14, 2014

  Chapter Twenty-One: Francis When Earnest took a course in Islam he realized that he was more clued into the culture of the... Read Chapter

Incompatible

Submitted: November 14, 2014

Chapter Twenty-Two: Incompatible Every day the sonar division compartment was inspected by the Executive Officer (XO) after the morni... Read Chapter

Gitmo

Submitted: November 14, 2014

  Chapter Twenty-Three: Gitmo It was mid-April. The USS Page would get underway for Guantanamo Bay at zero eight hundred on ... Read Chapter

Haiti

Submitted: November 14, 2014

  Chapter Twenty-Four: Haiti After a day and night of steaming across the Caribbean, Earnest’s ship was approaching Port A... Read Chapter

Chillicothe

Submitted: November 14, 2014

  Chapter Twenty-Five: Chillicothe Earnest wondered how he would ever reunite with his wife who had now lived for three year... Read Chapter

Morning Glory

Submitted: November 14, 2014

  Chapter Twenty-Six: Morning Glory Earnest’s thick cock rose like a flag pole pointing skyward to the ceiling. Or was it ... Read Chapter

Newport

Submitted: November 14, 2014

  Chapter Twenty-Seven: Newport Earnest knew what he had to do. It was the fourth year of his enlistment. He most certainly ... Read Chapter

Key West

Submitted: November 14, 2014

  Chapter Twenty-Eight: Key West After four years, Earnest had had enough. Staying in the Navy was a waste of time. A waste ... Read Chapter

Old Home Place

Submitted: November 14, 2014

  Chapter Twenty-Nine: Old Home Place   Leaving Florida, Earnest drove at a leisurely pace, taking his time up thro... Read Chapter

Northwest Passage

Submitted: November 14, 2014

  Chapter Thirty: Northwest Passage Earnest threw his stuff in his car and left early in the cool dewy morning. He left the ... Read Chapter

Purple Mountain Majesty

Submitted: November 14, 2014

  Chapter Thirty-One: Purple Mountain Majesty Earnest drove on to the Montana border in the afternoon. He found a state park... Read Chapter

Good Samaritan

Submitted: November 15, 2014

    Chapter Thirty-Two: Good Samaritan The highway to Calgary was narrow with small towns along the way. He kept hi... Read Chapter

Fuck-Up Division

Submitted: November 15, 2014

  Chapter Thirty-Three: Fuckup Division Earnest rolled into Norfolk on a Saturday afternoon. His leave was due to expire at ... Read Chapter

Istanbul

Submitted: November 15, 2014

  Chapter Thirty-Four: Istanbul Earnest thought back to the Med Cruise. It was on a winter day in January. The ship anchored... Read Chapter

Freedom

Submitted: November 15, 2014

  Chapter Thirty-Five: Freedom   On the day before the ship deployed to the Med, the executive officer (XO), called... Read Chapter