My name is David Thomas and I live in Upstate New York on a small micro farm. I retired from the US Army as a Staff Sergeant after 26 years of service as both an Infantryman and a Chaplain Assistant. It has always been my dream to write.
Phantoms of the Seas
“Conn, Sonar, we have a surface contact! Designate Sierra Six-One!” The Captain, a trim man with curly blonde hair and grey-blue eyes looked up from the navigation chart at the announcement over the 1MC intercom. He reached for the handset dangling from the low ceiling and keyed it.
The last Convoy
“Francis! Get in the turret! We’re getting out of here!” The short, skinny kid clad in Kevlar helmet and protective vest, clambered through the armored door and up into the turret, fastened himself in before checking his weapon.
I see Ghosts
I see ghosts from time to time. Sometimes I see them when I'm asleep, sometimes when I'm awake and going about my daily routine.
The 8 Hour Challenge
“I believe this belongs to you, Senor. It has your next boarding pass in it: you should be more careful.” I looked up at the Stewardess as she handed me a black, leather-bound notebook. I started to shake my head but noticed my name stenciled in gold on the cover and frowned. I wasn’t sure what to do other than accept it.