Title: Letters Home
(part 2 of the Hang Ten series)
Rating: R for language.
Genre: HAU. Drama
Warnings: Mentions of war and death and all the bad things that come with war.
Summary: Letters Home is a bridge. It is a story told entirely in a series of letters that span
the nearly two years that Spike and Xander are apart. It sees them grow and change and
mature. It takes the reader from the light, carefree boys of Hang Ten to the final part of
this series entitled Echoes Of A Bamboo Flute.
It is the late summer of 1966. The gang has graduated from high school and has stepped into
the real world.
This part of the series takes a hard, realistic look at the damage the Viet Nam war did to
our boys who fought there and to our country as a whole. It talks about what someone
like Xander went through and it also affirms the truth in the quote by John Milton, 'They
also serve who only stand and wait."
The letters are very short and are posted 2 and 3 at a time over a two week period. No back
story or explaination goes with them. They stand alone. A posting date for Bamboo will
be given at the end of Letters.
Author note: This segment of the story is un-betaed as I felt that handwritten letters would
come from the heart and minor spelling and punctuation errors are inherent. However, if
you feel the need to point them out, that's fine too.
Because this is a different and unique form of story, the Bee would love comments both pro
and con to see how well it worked.
If you are interested in reading Hang Ten first, it is here:
Link to Hang Ten HERE
LETTERS HOME WILL BEGIN AUGUST 16TH.
See you then! Bee.