Friday, October 10, 2014

I love it when a plan comes together

I've been struggling with a story for a few weeks now. It's a beautiful story about soldiers traveling by rail through the south during WWII.

I won't reveal too much at this point but to say that I'd run into a series of dead ends. I would find a nugget or two here and there -- just enough to keep me fascinated.  But then the trail always seemed to grow cold. After all, most of the players are now deceased.

I was about leave a killer idea untold, when I decided to call my old friend Charlie.

"Yes, I remember that," my heart leaped with joy at the answer.  He told me several facts that were compelling. He gave me more names and then said, "Wait a minute, I know someone who I think was there. Let me call you right back."

A few moments later he called me back with the name and number of one of the people for whom I've been searching.

I picked up the phone and dialed the number. I expected the voice on the other end to be feeble, because he's in his early nineties, but he sounded younger than me.

I have an appointment to interview him on Monday and take some photographs. To say I'm excited is an understatement.

I really can't wait to share this one, with you but it will take a while because I can't publish it, even on my blog, until after it comes out in print.


  1. Anonymous8:57 PM

    I don't want to, but I'll wait!!

  2. Sounds great. Best of luck. I hope we get to read the piece!

  3. Great!! I hope this all works out for you Rick.

    Ms Soup

  4. Sounds exciting! Good luck.

  5. wow, cannot wait, could get sneak previews by

  6. A good thing that you remembered good old Charlie and a good thing good old Charlie remembered the storey.
    Good luck with finishing the storey.

  7. Good luck Rick, it is great when everything comes together :)

  8. I am going to want to read it. Will be looking for it.

  9. We all like it when a plan comes together oh yeah I will wait because that is all I can do

  10. Sounds interesting! Hope everything continues to fall into place nicely!

  11. How exciting for you! This sounds like it will be a wonderful read...can't wait, but of course, I will! Enjoy the journey, my friend!


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