Are you a veteran? I’m a veteran. I’m a Vietnam War veteran. That’s why I can myself the Old Soldier. Do you know the benefits you are eligible for?
Do you know that if you’re at least 65 years old and your yearly income is less than $12,400 a year that you are eligible for a pension? Do you know that you can get free medical benefits depending on your income?
Contact your local Veterans Administration office to find out what your benefits are whether you are young or old, male or female. Your country wants to thank you.
And the Old Soldier salutes you!
The Old Soldier was out and about today. I walked into Little Italy and gave the East End Book Exchange two more copies of Compressionism: The Pittsburgh Stories, my book about love, war and beer. Then I did some food shopping and ended up at Armand’s for a few beers.
Tomorrow night is karaoke at Nico’s in Little Italy. I’ve been doing my breathing and stretching exercises. I have the lyrics to three songs by The Animals memorized. I will be bald-headed and clean-shaven and wearing my trade mark black bandana. And I will be ready to rock.
Expect a report on karaoke as performance art in a few days.
Check out all the great erotic flash fiction on this site. It’s flash fiction for the libido and the intellect. This is your intrepid reporter blogging near the University of Pittsburgh.
P.S. The basic form of the flash fiction short story is the setup, the build up and the resolution. From this simple structure an infinite number of short narratives may be written. A flash fiction writer is someone who can write short on long subjects; for the words left in will imply many of the words that were left out.