Making Alpha

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: War and Military  |  House: Booksie Classic
Five soldiers recount times amidst Middle Eastern turmoil. Their stories span from home life and enlistment (including reasons for joining), to experiences while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom [OEF] in Afghanistan.


??Told from the viewpoints of five different men, this is more a conglomerate of short stories and segments in time rather than a traditional novel: though the whole makes a larger tale of camaraderie; tribulations; emotion; and even scars.


CAUTION: includes violence, mild language, and depictions of war.



About the novel:


This is a first draft of a novel I started during NaNoWriMo 2009. It is far from conventional in its layout; and maybe even esoteric or subtle in parts.

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Holding Alpha

Submitted: August 20, 2010

[A rough, unfinished novel which is far from conventional. All constructive comments welcome. If you can write a better synopsis, I'll use it...and give you credit and a link.] R rating due to subject of war, graphic recollections, action, emotional pain, killing, and death.

WARNING:

This is not a traditional novel. I got very ambitious and ended up with a mystery within a novel. It's more of a collection of short stories; told by five people through narration and first-person. All of these soldiers go by nicknames - but none refer to their own names within any of the chapters.

{If you want to try your hand at something interesting, please give a look. If you want something traditional...please look for another novel.}

A squad of soldiers recount their times together amidst middle east turmoil. These men not only talk about various encounters while stationed during OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) but also their early life, how they enlisted...and also how they ended up back stateside.

This is a series of stories which make up a large tale of camaraderie, tribulations, emotion, and scars.
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Submitted: August 20, 2010

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