Category: "Old Ventures: Refuge"

12/04/18

  08:30:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 497 words  
Categories: Old Ventures: Refuge

OLD VENTURES: REFUGE, Thirteen, nearing Weimar, Germany, 04/11/18

The sun was coming up as the train crested the hill. Jack was one of the few GIs not wearing prison uniforms, but was instead dressed as the fireman. Jack couldn't help but think to Flossy. She and the rest of the prisoners were marching for Weimar,… more »
  08:27:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 381 words  
Categories: Old Ventures: Refuge

OLD VENTURES: REFUGE, Twelve

"Rise and shine, sleeping beauty," Ian said, his voice nearly drowned out by the whirring props of the plane. The inside was massive, and through a haze of sleep, Jack could barely remember Ian putting him on a plane in Washington. "How much of last… more »

11/21/18

  06:10:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 648 words  
Categories: Old Ventures: Refuge

OLD VENTURES: REFUGE, Eleven, Germany, 4/11/45

Jack's Hebrew was shaky, but he listened intently as the old woman, whose name was Flossy, spoke. "I was sick," she said, "violently, violently ill. They had no facilities on the train, so the soldiers left me behind. 'There will always be another… more »
  07:58:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 954 words  
Categories: Old Ventures: Refuge

OLD VENTURES: REFUGE, Ten, Washington D.C.

Hugh hoped Jack wasn't this stupid, but that was wishful thinking. He'd known Jack for sixty years, and he'd always been a stubborn jackass- especially when he thought he was right. And he always thought he was right. He hoped he would be able to head… more »

11/19/18

  06:02:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 1321 words  
Categories: Old Ventures: Refuge

OLD VENTURES: REFUGE, Eight, Akron-Canton Airport

"I don't know," Jack said, shifting uncomfortably in his seat. "I know," Rose replied, patting his leg. "But Joey's fine at home, for the moment. And I know it would do you good to get out of the house, to have an impact on the world, however small."… more »

11/15/18

  03:31:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 803 words  
Categories: Old Ventures: Refuge

OLD VENTURES: REFUGE, Seven, Philadelphia, 7/28/16

"I hate this," Jack said sullenly, as Rose straightened his necktie. "Think the last time you wore a tie might have been our wedding,"she said, blushing. "Okay, gross," Joey said, "because I'm pretty sure she was thinking it was your wedding night."He… more »

11/12/18

  04:57:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 1057 words  
Categories: Announcements, Old Ventures: Refuge

OLD VENTURES 2: REFUGE, Six, Joe, Canton, Ohio

"I can't," Jack said. "Believe me, I've tried. But every time I thought of coming here, I... I couldn't. Because I'd think about every time I wasn't there, every time you needed me that..." more »

11/08/18

  04:29:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 2593 words  
Categories: Old Ventures: Refuge

OLD VENTURES: REFUGE, Five: North of Paris, 4/10/45

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11/06/18

  09:16:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 710 words  
Categories: Old Ventures: Refuge

OLD VENTURES: REFUGE, Four: Jack, Canton, Ohio, Present

Jack was driving too fast, too recklessly. He could feel the wind in his hair, which meant he hadn't grabbed his helmet, either, but he couldn't force himself to care. His son was dying, but not today, not if he could help it. He weaved between two… more »
  09:10:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 585 words  
Categories: Old Ventures: Refuge

OLD VENTURES: REFUGE, Three, Outside Paris, France, 4/10/45

Jack was tense. His contact in the resistance was late, and he'd never known her to be anything but punctual. From the roof he could see past the outskirts of the Parisian suburb into the forests beyond. "Sorry, chap," a man's deep voice said from… more »
  08:42:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 649 words  
Categories: Old Ventures: Refuge

OLD VENTURES: REFUGE, Two, Jack, Canton, Ohio, Present

Jack's entire body felt heavy, and heavier every day. It wasn't the weight gain, though he hadn't been able to make himself go to the gym or even run laps around the property. It was the force of a world he wasn't sure he was a part of anymore, slowly… more »
  08:32:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 804 words  
Categories: Old Ventures: Refuge

OLD VENTURES: REFUGE, One, Rowher, Arkansas, 9/28/42

Jack was full of nervous energy. His boot camp had lasted only a week. His instructors had to take him in shifts, because even shouting commands from the back of a Jeep they couldn't keep up with him for long. But he knew he wasn't a soldier. The… more »