Excerpts from Octavio & The Lotus
from Chapter 1 - Dougie
Dougie was nine years old. It was August 28th so just as in other
years his mom had baked him a birthday cake. She had decorated it with berries
and slices of mango and pineapple and she had written 'Happy 9th Birthday
Dougie' on it. It was a Saturday and his daddy was home as well so the two of
them sang him the birthday song and asked him to make a birthday wish and blow
out the candles. He thought that birthday wishes were quite silly but he made
one anyway. What he wished for more than anything was to have a girlfriend.
from Chapter 13 - The Battle of Doodletown
is a ghost town in the National Bear Mountain Park. In 1777 it was fairly
populated and it was on the way from Stony Point to Fort Clinton and Fort
Montgomery. I did a little research, so let me run with it."
"Thirty, are you
sure?" asked the Colonel.
commandant," was the answer.
"Good, we can use a
little distraction. Captain Gross!"
ready. We will do this, bayonets only. The boys need to spill a little blood."
Back at the
Wanderers camp, they were all relaxing, drinking some more coffee with their
bacon and eggs, when the Hessians arrived. They did not try to hide their
movements, after all, there were a hundred of them and they felt very confident.
They were just going to destroy this silly little group and get on with their
next killing spree.
voice was quite loud and everyone heard him say:
"Kill them all," in
German of course.