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Bourbon On The Rocks #18

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"Of course not!" he exclaimed. "But it kept me out of the war."

I shook my head. "You know, Milton, you were a dickhole when we were kids and you still have piss dribbling down your chin."

He laughed. "Did you go?"

I didn't want to get into a discussion about the war. I was trying my damnedest to forget it.

"Yes I did. And I wasn't drafted, Milton. I actually volunteered."

He laughed so loud the crummy paint started flaking off the crummy walls.

"You talk about when we were kids," he said. "You always were a sanctimonious prick!"

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    Neville Hunt over 3 years ago

    Maybe you are a bit saintly, Jake, but Milton sure is a slimebag. Not a lot of sympathy for him round here! Watch out though, he’ll try to do the dirty on you to save his arse!

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    Christopher over 3 years ago

    I've tried to avoid having Jake come off as holier-than-thou, but when you're intrinsically good I guess that's unavoidable.

    As far as Milton goes, he's a bit of a slimeball, but I'm still writing it and the character seems to be evolving a bit in the ones I haven't posted yet. I'm not sure what the final analysis of him is going to look like.

    Thanks for reading!

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    Neville Hunt over 3 years ago

    It will be great if the way the story develops you change my mind about Milton and end up showing some sympathy for him! I like to think that in my drabble story about Rufus, while he starts out as a ruthless psychopath, by the end the reader might quite like him. I hope! :-)

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    Christopher over 3 years ago

    Yeah, I do remember having some sympathy for Rufus by the end of it. He was most definitely an interesting character!

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