Sample from my upcoming memoir. Week# 2.

As promised in the 16 Week Writing Challenge, I will be putting up samples of work I did from the preceding week.


From my memoir in progress, Down Ladder: A Submariner’s Tale.

“Do you know what a urethra is, Clark?”

            “No, chief.”

            I didn’t.

            “Your urethra is the tiny opening at the end of your dick where the urine comes out. In other words, you pisshole. Understand?”

            “Yes, chief.”

            “So, the way they do it is by taking a small hook,” he hooked his pointer finger and placed it directly in front of my eyes, “and they jab it down your urethra, your pisshole, remember?”

            “Yes, chief.” My voice was as full octave up, and my eyes were stretched to the back of my head.

            “After they jab it down in there, they yank it out, which unclogs the blockage and jumpstarts the nerves, producing urine.”

            I was a corpse entombed in ice—total paralysis.

            “But sometimes the hook gets stuck see, and they have to yank and yank to get it out.”

            Every time he screamed yank his hand would wrench back like a pull for a lawnmower, really ‘helping’ me envision the whole process.


Keep coming back each week for more samples. If you haven’t checked out my 16 Week Writing Challenge blog yet, it’s in the menu bar waiting for you to click. Keep writing!

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