This is at the core a work of fiction, woven among very real current events, designed to paint as realistic a picture as possible. The main characters, while fictitious, are templates, amalgamations of friends and acquaintences and not at all true renderings of specific individuals. This was done to save time in creating new characters from whole cloth, often the most difficult aspect of story-telling. To maintain the integrity of the fictitious intent of of the plotline, and to prevent any potential confusion regarding that intent, the names of two main characters will be changed. The posts have been re-edited. Please catch up before the third installment goes up later today.
We are two posts in to what will prove a wild rollercoaster in a daring work of realism, merging fiction and current events in a way not attempted before. Thank you for taking this ride to the stunning climax at and among the NATO summits here during the Chicago Spring.
W.C. Turck, Author