Tom Benson Creative Writer and Artist
Tom Benson           Creative Writer                                      and Artist

A Time for Courage: and other military stories


A collection of 12 stories created using a wide spectrum of scenarios. Military experiences can be funny, heart-breaking and, everything in between.


This anthology is a blend of my personal experience and knowledge together with specially created pieces to highlight the peaks and troughs of service life.


These tales can be enjoyed equally by those who have served and, those who have never donned a uniform.


Humour, fact, fiction, and fantasy are used to portray service in theatres as varied as Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Ancient Briton, the Persian Gulf, Africa, and elsewhere.



1.       A Time for Courage 


2.      User’s Guide: Soldier


3.      Thanks Dad


4.      *Photographic Memory


5.      Special Forces?


6.      The Odd Couple


7.      Walking Wounded


8.      Brothers in Arms


9.      *Duty Bound


10.    Roamin’ Soldier


11.    Blood Brothers


12.    The After Life


*Denotes stories previously published in other anthologies.


Saturday 6th January 2018


My most recent publication

A Life of Choie: Part Five

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