A man's obsession with current events creates havoc with his family life and friendships.
The house was mostly dark. There was no one in the kitchen - the lights were off in there. The dining room, all swept and tidily arranged, was also dark. In the large front room, only the couch and chairs congregated in the darkness. the light in the hall was also off, but upstairs, Mark was in his room, playing with his soldiers.
On the floor were regiments of confederate troops, plastic gray, poised to conquer the small blue rug in front of the dresser. The Union was in disarray. Blue men were fleeing towards the closet, scattering. On his knees, Mark sounded the advance. One by one, the South moved forward. Only General Grant had stood his ground, but he was weak, and all alone.
It took several minutes to move all the soldiers, and by the ti...