I suppose this will go down in history (my own history anyway) as the very first story I ever published.
I wrote this a few years ago, and fiddled with it for a long time, and then forgot about it, then fiddled with it again. I mostly put this story up first to learn how to navigate the Amazon KDP and Smashwords interfaces. If someone wants to buy it, then I’m your bestest friend ever.
It isn’t very long, only about 3,000 words, but I’ve always liked it personally. I love short stories, and I tend to buy lots of anthologies (mostly sci-fi, but I’ve been known to purchase into other genres). I also grew up as a semi-redneck of low birth who was fascinated by the ‘evil empire’ known as the U.S.S.R. as I’m a true child of the 1980’s. That’s probably where the seasoning in this story comes from. Enjoy!