Cold Summer

Cold Summer

3.8K Reads 342 Votes 5 Part Story
Gwen Cole By wildgreenskittle Updated May 02, 2017

Today, he's a high school dropout with no future. 
  Tomorrow, he's a soldier in World War II.
  
  Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn't had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers-friends-die. Then the next day, he's back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.
  
  When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.
  
  But then Harper finds Kale's name in a historical article-and he's listed as a casualty of the war. Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he'll be killed in a time where he doesn't belong by a bullet that was never meant for him.

  • boy
  • cars
  • cold
  • featured
  • fiction
  • girl
  • love
  • romance
  • science
  • scifi
  • silbings
  • summer
  • time
  • time-travel
  • winter
  • ww2
  • wwii
KateLingAuthor KateLingAuthor Jun 18, 2017
Nice writing.  Definitely an intriguing opener that makes you want to read on.
Rabbit_and_the_Duck Rabbit_and_the_Duck Dec 16, 2017
Terrific ending. Story pulled me in. Loved the description of the cold and the snow.
thecraftaholic thecraftaholic Apr 22, 2017
Its extremely addictive and gives me a slightly exillerating feeling...like a thrill that theres going to be more...
                              I honestly cannot waiit thankyouuu for uploading them
Tew303 Tew303 Feb 12, 2017
I love how much raw emotion is in just this very short chapter. I think it's amazing when an author can make their characters come alive in the first chapter.  I'm already loving it. Keep up the good work! :)
-Britt -Britt Feb 10, 2017
Oh my gosh, that is just ahhhh I love it. It sounds like it will be a very good and interesting book like your last one, I can't wait for more chapters.
HopefulRose HopefulRose Feb 10, 2017
This is amazing! It leaves me wanting more! What's the conflict between the brothers? Where did he go? How? Where is Libby? What comes next??!!