Linda Maye Adams

Tag Archives: War

Devil Winds


Abandoned by war, abandoned by death. Neyan is a soldier hanging on with only the goal of completing her mission: kill the enemy. Now the enemy are mounting an attack on the kingdom, and she is the only one who stands between them and her people. Then she meets the enemy and she isn’t so …

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What the Heck is a Military Order


I’m working on a scene in the next book in my GALCOM series (the first is Crying Planet, coming out this month).  The main character is a civilian contractor recruited by the military because she can see ghosts.  So she is serving on this big spaceship, the only civilian there. And the subject of orders comes …

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Desert Storm Started the Conversation about Women at War


When I went to a science fiction convention a few years ago, Janine Spendlove, who is active duty Marine, was telling a story about a discussion she had with a male officer. All the men are referred as Marines. All the women are referred to as female Marines. Never as Marines. It was a constant …

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Writing About Desert Storm: Red, White, and True Anthology


This month, my story “War Happens” comes out in the anthology Red, White, & True. I wrote the story for this back in 2012, and it went through something like four revisions. Considering the amount of revision I had to do, I was amazed it got accepted in the first place! The original version was …

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Army versus Cat: Who Wins?


This is a pretty cute video of a paper soldier army versus a ginger cat.  

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Reflections on Desert Storm


It’s hard to believe now that the war I went to was 25 years ago this year. So I thought I’d do a blog series more or less over the time frame of the war (I’m a little early).  It’ll be about what I remember about getting ready to deploy, and the war itself. In …

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Story a Week: Week 5


Actually, it probably should be a project a week, since this week ended up being a poem.  I used to write poetry when I was kid, and it was kind of fun.  But somewhere along the way, I stopped because I wasn’t very good with rhyme or rhythm, and I never returned to it. Then …

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What was it like coming home from war?


This last week, I had two different people ask me about what it was like coming home from war. One was email someone sent me for a college paper, no doubt due to my participation in the A to Z Challenge. She wanted to know what it was like with family members. The other was …

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Yes, it takes 20 years to talk about war


I had the occasion recently to review the book Redeployment, by Philip Clay.  He’s an Iraq War veteran, out about five years, and he wrote a series of short stories.  The first thing I picked up was an undercurrent of anger in the stories. And I remembered that anger, because I’d had it, too, in the years …

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The ladder that almost got me during Desert Storm


I don’t like heights.  It started with a class in gymnastics in 7th grade.  I didn’t take it by choice — I know my limitations! (Linda, of the flat feet department.)  No, the entire class had to take it.  The teachers told us that we had to test out on either the balance beam or …

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