Love and Longing
by Rob Burgess
There is nothing romantic about the war, only pain of separation and losing someone you hold close to your heart.
They have been married for years, but Jim Fisher and his wife, Jen, are blessed with the kind of love that only grows stronger with time. Their perfect life, however, is punctuated by periods of dread whenever Jim flies to the most dangerous places in the Middle East to resume his military duties.
Smack dab in the middle of war in Iraq, Major Jim Fisher bravely faces the hostile threat posed by the terrorist while Jen is in a different kind of battle faced by every military wife back in the United States.
Both hold on to the promise that they will soon be together and things will be as if Jim has never left. When an unforeseen tragedy occurs and causes Jim to disappear, Jen finds herself clinging on to the last shred of hope that Jim is alive and remembers that, somewhere back home, she will always be waiting and longing for her love to return.
About the Author
Rob Burgess is a retired officer of the United States Air Force and currently works as a teacher at Vanguard High School. He grew up in Douglas, MA but now resides in Belleview, FL with Debbie, whom he has been happily married to for thirty years.
(2012, paperback, 140 pages)