Where Have You Been?, by Amit Siovitz
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Johnny is just a regular guy discharged after Iraq. He wants what every guy wants; a pretty girl, a nicer car, some money, and enough Heroin to stave that itch in the back of his head. That last thing may not be what EVERY guy wants, but it's all the same, isn't it? You just try to get through a day in his shoes. A day that starts with aggravated assault, goes on fixing some guy's toilet, to murder.
“Milaowic, John, Corporal, serial number… ahhh… Not sure if I have one.” Johnny’s head has just not been the same since coming back home; things are blurry. Nothing seems to be going right; his girlfriend, Jenny, is about to leave him, his friends become his enemies, or they decide to quit using Heroin and abandon him. Just trying to squeeze a normal day out of this life becomes his biggest challenge, and being a murder suspect isn’t helping either.
Ask not what your country can do for you, guys, as what the hell you're going to do when your country is done with you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
During his university education in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, Amit Siovitz took part in diverse activities relating to literary consumption and creativity. Nearing graduation as a bachelor of English and American studies, he took part not only in creative writing groups, but also in writing and publishing seminars. After helping to found a literary magazine in Freiburg, Amit Siovitz gathered courage to submit his own work, and try to get it published.
As an immigrant into Germany, Amit’s writing explores feelings of disorientation, displacement, and dealing with an everyday life that grinds rather than thrills.