A Collection of short stories, some strange, some bizarre, others with the faint longing of winter dreams and wonderful adventures. Also as a bonus, includes first chapters of all Mr. Ruggeri's novels.
Excerpt from EXPIATION:
Before gravitating together, we were scattered throughout the classroom like so many brown mushrooms, proudly wearing the remnants of our uniforms — fatigue pants, shirts and coats with our names and ranks still sewn on.
Vietnam and its horrors were still fresh in our minds, and we were desperate for something that would replace the memories of humid jungles and fallen comrades. Exercising our minds seemed the best way to fill the void and exorcise our demons.
I was surprised to see Ernie Palomino there. We’d been in the same artillery unit; but big outfits, being what they are, we never got to really know e...