Raphael Garcia has served honorably in the Marine Corps for six years. He retired as a sergeant and has been deployed to Lilongwe, Malawi (Africa) and Frankfurt, Germany for embassy security. He is taking college classes and currently aiming for an associates degree in Arts before transferring to a four-year college somewhere in Illinois. He has been told repeatedly by his fellow Marines to try getting his short stories (and a novel) published. This is his first attempt.