Vietnam stories, books, poems, and more

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Short Story / Humor

September 21, 2020

Reads: 63

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Joey is about to enter his first day of 10th grade at the notoriously violent Roselle High with his whole new image... Read More
Another in my Vietnam travel series, this time on the coffee production area of Buon Ma Thout in the southern Central Highlands. Read More

Reads: 91

Comments: 1

The IndoChina House

Been a while since I posted. Until recently I was working on a series of articles and opinion pieces describing my travels around Vietnam, hoping ultimately to string them together for a ebook. Then Covid-19 put a dampener on all travel, most likely for some time yet. Which caused me… Read More
An Viet Nam vet, haunted by nightmares from the war, tries to self medicate his demons with booze and drugs. Which leads him down a path of petty crime, mental wards, drugs, murder, and prison. Read More

Tags: vietnam, lsd, weed, mkultra, pcp

Life is but a dream... Read More

Reads: 143

Comments: 1

The Veterans House

Tags: vietnam, veteran, usmc

Article / Non-Fiction

February 10, 2020

Reads: 214

Comments: 1

The IndoChina House

This is my last and final missive from Da Nang. I am moving on, mentally as much as physically. Read More

Article / Non-Fiction

February 06, 2020

Reads: 194

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The IndoChina House

Ongoing story of the Corona Virus in Vietnam Read More

Article / Travel

January 31, 2020

Yet another in the Vietnamese series. This one is about the famous Yen Tu temple complex in the Quang Ninh district of North Vietnam Read More

Article / Other

January 28, 2020

Reads: 324

Comments: 1

The IndoChina House

Although I used to be a journo, my contacts in that area have dried up years ago. However I am in Vietnam at the moment and the fears of the Coronavirus outbreak in nearby China has sparked a number of high priority Government and social concerns. In want of anywhere… Read More
You get to learn a lot about pollutants traveling in the big cities of South East Asia these days. Read More
A second lieutenant, only days from training back in the states is ordered, under fire, to assume command of a company of cast-off Marines, all out in the brutal bloody jungle because of the either the worst of luck or the most minor of offenses or infringement Read More

Reads: 323

Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

The Veterans House

Combat veteran comes home, but something doesn't come back with him...and yet something new does. Read More
The war that never ends. Inspired by 'Chickenhawk', Robert Mason (1984); image by Steve on Unsplash - (520 words). Read More

Tags: vietnam, ptsd

Featured Review by hullabaloo22

"I guess it all comes down to what memories are haunting at a particular time...a lot of content for such a short story." Read More

This piece describes a visit to Con Dao, the infamous Pulo Condore French Prison camp off the east coast of South Vietnam which included a visit to the grave of the child martyr Vo Thi Sau, executed by the French in 1952 and now a figure of veneration through out… Read More

Poem / Poetry

April 18, 2019

Reads: 253

Comments: 2

The IndoChina House

Vo Thi Sau is a famous martyr in Vietnam. She joined the Viet Minh fighting against the French colonialists at age 13. At 14 she threw a grenade at a group of French soldiers, killing one and injuring 12. At age 16 she tried the same against a local collaborator… Read More
a tribute to my brother, a war hero and patriot. Read More
A recount of a visit to Hue, the old Imperial capitol of Vietnam. Largely rebuilt since its total destruction during one of the bloodiest battles of the American/Vietnam war, Hue does not have a lot of remnants from that infamous period. However, a lot of work has gone into reconstruction… Read More

Article / Travel

February 24, 2019

An overview and an attempt at understanding the notorious motorbike traffic in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in southern Vietnam. Saigon has grown massively over the past decade, fueled by economic growth and the influx of young people who see Saigon as the place to be. Unfortunately, the roads and… Read More
[Historical Fiction] Back in 1969, a local teenage male of Norfolk, Virginia free-wrote on his experiences in life while he was currently serving his time in the Unites States Army as an infantryman in Vietnam, during the civil war between the North and South of the divided Vietnamese country. Read More

Article / Travel

November 20, 2018

Reads: 315

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The IndoChina House

A reflection of a visit to the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi. It was written more to make sense of it all rather than to impress others with my literary skills or erudition (although I am not adverse to that either ;)). Writing can be as much a therapeutic… Read More
A description of my journey from Sai Gon to Ha Noi on the 36 hour Reintegration Express. While it would be great to write a startling and memorable masterpiece, I mainly use this sort of writing as a way of both understanding the journey itself and as a reason to… Read More
The enemy doesn't sleep Read More

Tags: vietnam, casualty

somethings never go away. memories are one of those things. Read More

Tags: memories, vietnam

IN 1978 THE CRAMPS PLAYED A CONCERT AT THE NAPA STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL IN CALIFORNIA AND THE SHOW WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH. LEAD SINGER OF THE CRAMPS, LUX INTERIOR REMARKED DURING THE PERFORMANCE; “SOMEBODY TOLD ME YOU PEOPLE ARE CRAZY! BUT I’M NOT SO SURE ABOUT THAT; YOU SEEM… Read More

Article / Travel

October 16, 2018

A review and opinion piece of a visit to the War Museum in Saigon in 2018. The museum has a well deserved reputation of being confronting and is often avoided by the local Vietnamese population so it was interesting to visit with a local girl who had been born in… Read More
Story about a young reporter who has to deal with the insanity of the Vietnam War. Read More

Tags: fiction, war, vietnam

A poem about one of the best war veterans in history. Read More
A poem about one of the best war veterans in history. Read More
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