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Some suggestions for Silver Soldiers…? (Contest)
Thursday, March 9th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Beverly!

Silver Soldiers releases in May. I have the other authors’ short stories edited and ready to plunk into the book. Now, I have to write my own story, and I don’t want to think. Or maybe I need a nudge and a hint. That’s where you come in.

I need an idea for an older ex-military or retiring-soon military dude. The only idea I’ve struck upon is a guy who yearns to go fishing and thinks living on a houseboat is his ticket to paradise. But I’d love to hear your ideas before I go down that rabbit hole. Offer a suggestion no matter how wild or silly (he doesn’t have to be of this world or this century). If you give me an idea, even one I never use, you’re entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

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10 comments to “Some suggestions for Silver Soldiers…? (Contest)”

  1. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · March 9th, 2023 at 6:46 am · Link

    How about him not wanting to be put out to pasture?

  2. Diane Sallans
    · March 9th, 2023 at 12:34 pm · Link

    How about him giving classes in self-defense (and meeting someone he really likes of course).

  3. Colleen C.
    · March 9th, 2023 at 12:36 pm · Link

    Hmmm, takes over a bar for a sick friend… meets up with some trouble.

  4. Jennifer Beyer
    · March 9th, 2023 at 9:29 pm · Link

    He never intended to retire but he suddenly inherits his sister’s kids and her farm. He finds out that he is really good at being a dad after a few hiccups early on. When he meets the woman that owns the farm next door he finds a kindred spirit. She was in the service and was forced to retire because of an injury.

  5. BN
    · March 9th, 2023 at 9:47 pm · Link

    runs reindeer farm

  6. Debra Guyette
    · March 10th, 2023 at 7:46 am · Link

    I like one who goes into bodyguarding.

  7. Beverly
    · March 11th, 2023 at 5:52 pm · Link

    How about one who “thinks”, but isn’t sure he’s so ready to walk away from his military years. He meets a beautiful, 10 years younger woman one day & finds out she’s ex military, being pushed out for medical reasons. She’s harboring bad feelings because she believes one of her own caused her injuries. The two of them come together and actually help one another adjust to “normal” living.
    I am so looking forward to this new anthology.

  8. flchen
    · March 11th, 2023 at 7:17 pm · Link

    Perhaps he’s never really thought he’d be career military, but he found his people while in service and now the thought of being without that network is a challenge he isn’t ready for… but a family emergency has him needing to pull that trigger and return home.

  9. Beckie
    · March 11th, 2023 at 9:00 pm · Link

    He starts a hidden business with his found love, and other silver(s) who are not ready to leave leave the military yet to help others.

    You could make it on going by having a network of of these in multiple locations satellites where they help each other, and in turn find their loves later in life.

  10. Delaine McLafferty
    · March 22nd, 2023 at 11:28 am · Link

    I like the one where he inherits his sisters kids, maybe older kids but when he meets the lady next door he also inherits her younger kids.

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