“Write what you know” is a common piece of advice given to writers. Nate, given that it’s unlikely he’ll ever see one of his articles for the Stars and Stripes newspaper in print, decides to follow SSgt. Tom Tremblay’s advice and enter the USAFE Short Story Contest. Has Nate written his story from experience? Is fiction just one’s own life experiences in the guise of fiction? Well, the gasthaus seems familiar, but…well, maybe not, and he’s never mentioned seeing a female there, so…. Well, anyway, he writes a compelling story, set in his local surroundings, and it’s not bad.