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November CSR Feature: A Soldier's Guide to Single Parenting by Dodger


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November and the months keep rolling by toward the end of 2022 already. Life is what happens when you're not really paying attention, and sometimes things change suddenly and then you have to try and make them work. Well, in this month's feature story we're going back in time and to the summer months to see how this newly single father handles all that life throws at him. I couldn't believe I hadn't already featured this story before, but now you can for this month's CSR. Don't forget to come back and share your thoughts at the end of the month! 

A Soldier's Guide to Single Parenting

by @Dodger

Length: 48,458

Description: After losing his wife to illness, a decorated war hero is determined to keep his family together, but his parenting skills are tested during the summer break by financial restraints, an increasing reliance on alcohol, and the discovery that his eldest son is gay.

The story is set somewhere in North America in the not too distant past. Readers are invited to guess the exact year and place and there are subtle clues in each of the ten chapters.

A reader said: Great story, well written. Emotional, eithical and moral isues raised and dealt with in a story with beautifully crafted characters in an engaging storyline. Highly recommended. ~ Canuk

Don't forget to come back and share your thoughts on Monday, November 28th!

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Oh, i remember reading this. It was a terrific story. Also, having readers hunting for and discussing the clues was a great idea. i'd certainly recommend it and anything of Dodger's!

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It was difficult to read at times, but that's because Dodger knows how to grip your heart and twist your guts.  No pulling the punches, but if you stick it out, it's a rewarding and thought-provoking tale. Should be mandatory reading in the military.

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I agree with everyone above :yes: 

I have to say, it was not what we had experienced from Dodger before and he did an excellent job of stepping out of what may have been his comfort zone. Also very thought provoking and makes you think on top of it.

I recommend it if you a Dodger fan or maybe not experienced him as of yet.

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This is the perfect introduction to Dodger's writing, for anyone who hasn't read his stories yet.  I'm looking forward to the interview at the end of the month.  :) 

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@Dodger is a brilliant writer, he sometimes deals with the grittier stories that most tend to shy away from writing. He has a way with words that draws you in and without explaining anything he helps you to understand the 'moral atmosphere' of the time. I've just read this for the first time, I couldn't stop and read it in one sitting, it's that compelling. I've happily left a review of the story and would suggest if anyone hasn't read it, they should. Just remember that it isn't set in present day and it reflects attitudes of the time in which it is set.

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