Bleeding Panther

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
U.S. Marine Adam Koehley lives the ideal life with his wife and two children on the beaches of Hawaii until his latest tour in Iraq shatters his world completely. Ptsd therapy reveals to his wife the unbearable details of his capture and the guilt that he battles over the death of a young boy. She watches, helplessly, as her husband spirals into drugs and alcohol to dull his agony but, when she learns of his affair with the boy's mother in Iraq, she flees her marriage to her hometown and back into the arms of an old flame while Adam returns to war. As she returns to her home in Hawaii, two officers arrive at her door with wounded faces, carrying the worst news of all.

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Bleeding Panther

Submitted: July 30, 2015

U.S. Marine Adam Koehley lives the ideal life with his wife and two children on the beaches of Hawaii until his latest tour in Iraq shatters his world completely. Ptsd therapy reveals to his wife the unbearable details of his capture and the guilt that he battles over the death of a young boy. She watches, helplessly, as her husband spirals into drugs and alcohol to dull his agony but, when she learns of his affair with the boy's mother in Iraq, she flees her marriage to her hometown and back into the arms of an old flame while Adam returns to war. As she returns to her home in Hawaii, two officers arrive at her door with wounded faces, carrying the worst news of all. Read Chapter


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