Something you should read.


He tossed and turned, but his five-foot frame would not yield him any relief. The perspiration poured from his temples beneath his receding grey hairline. This dream was very different to the one he had dreamt before. General Tomika Kudos stood before the edge of cliff dressed in white satin kimono with short ceremonial swords placed on a table before him. To his right stood a young, beautiful woman who appeared to be an angel.

“You have fulfilled your, great General Tomika Kudos. The empire employs all your efforts for the greater Japanese people. IT was not your destiny to not die in battle. Your decision that some should die for the greater good is your burden. Fathers and mothers have wept for the loses of their sons and cannot be comforted. Each has died for what they believe, while others will stand by suffering.”

‘No! No!” General Tomika raised himself upright in

His sleeping cot. He tried at best to focus his black pupils to the night vision of the surrounding area of the heating unit that kept the cold night chill of the Liaodong Peninsula off himself, aid-de-camp

and driver, smoothing grey receding head and beard . He searched for small towel to remove perspiration from his soaked brow, neck and finally his chest area. He could feel the earth shift as the eleven-inch

‘Have another nightmare?” asked the voice of his aid-de-camp.

“We never outrun our sins,” the general said as he was turning towards the dark red oriental beneath his sleeping cot, securing his footing while looking down at his tension he could it as it creaked on one ide then the other.

Lieutenant Colonel Hirashi Makisuda called to the servant to prepare the general’s refreshing water for bathing.

‘What has transpired since our last briefing?” asked the general.

“I will check once I have met the operations officers this morning.”

Kudosu wasn’t overly concerned with what he anticipated the casualty, wounded and missing-in-action report would say. He wasn’t concerned with how many of the military was lost. How many would to have to be sacrificed to achieve the objective? Kudosu didn’t rest well. Politics and the military don’t mix. Politicians seek to influence the masses. How important it is the achieve their following depends on the severity of the situation of the country in question. He knew how this game was played. It mattered less what the military members are expected to obey orders and not think. This was left up to the decision makers. Military members.

An excerpt from Escape Zones


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