Forward: This was originally meant for The Graveyard but it quickly took a life of its own and became a lengthy story. As such, it felt weird to have this clustered among the six or so short or unfinished stories, so it gets its own book.
Bruce had climbed the greasy rungs of life, finding himself comfortable. Then, the war came. He thought himself far away from the conflict on the northern. The conflict did not stay there. However, Bruce is a survivor.