joined the Air National Guard. To complete his training, he was sent to
venerable Chanute Air Force Base in the flats of Illinois to learn how to turn
wrenches on jet engines. It was a place brimming with history, a place he soon
grew to love.
modern ruin in the years that followed, taking the young man's heart with it.
the experience of one of the last Airmen to pass through the hallowed gates of
Chanute Air Force Base, and how the experience haunts him to this very day.
Ren Garcia is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban archeology and architecture. His highly imaginative "League of Elder" book series is published by Loconeal Publishing
#1 --So, there I was, a 25 year old kid. I had my degree and my little hand-me-down car living in an apartment with my college buddies in Columbus, Ohio. I would hardly call myself a focused or independent person—none of us were. –the author musing on what to do with his life.
#2 --Years later, I tried to find her, looking on facebook and the like, but I have yet to be successful. I sometimes wonder, wherever she is, if she looks back at her days at Chanute with fond nostalgia and thinks of me, just as I often think of her.
Maybe … --On Ellie Lamb, the one who never was.