Jim Curtis, alias Old NFO in the blogosphere, has tried his hand at military science fiction. His first short story in that genre, 'Rimworld: Stranded', has just been published on Amazon.com. From the blurb:
Senior Sergeant McDougal wasn’t a combat troop, he was a maintainer. He was good at it, proud of his status, and on his first planetary detachment as the lead maintenance troop for an outpost.
But, when he got stranded on Regulus Four, a Rimworld and one of the clusters that formed the DMZ between the Patrol and the Dragoons, his status didn’t mean a thing…
Improvising, adapting, and trying like hell not to panic, he did his best to fulfill the Patrol’s prime directive to destroy the portable stargate, and still get himself off the planet in one piece before the Dragoons got to him.
I had the pleasure of being one of Jim's alpha readers on this project. It's a lot of fun - and the role of illegally distilled moonshine, in a combat zone in space, is an unexpected twist. To make it even better, the price (free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers, $0.99 to others) is unbeatable. Go read, and enjoy!