Read over it and give me feedback. I have several questions below the prologue.
Folks say the herds of wild horses still running free near Folk Polk are remnants of the U.S. Calvary units from the 1941 Louisiana Maneuvers.
These beautiful horses were part of the September war games—before the real war started that December.
This story is not just about the horses; it’s about the men and women who watched them parade by, followed by miles of armored tanks, and endless lines of dust-eating infantrymen on western Louisiana’s dusty roads.
This story is about a young schoolteacher who saw it all, and was never the same.
If it doesn’t work, find out what we need to make it work.”
– General George C. Marshall,
Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
“Monday I go to Louisiana.… The old-timers here say we are going to a God-awful spot complete with mud, malaria, mosquitoes, and misery.”
– Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower, August 5, 1941
What do you think this novel will be about?
What interests you about this story and time?
How would you make the prologue “grab the reader” better?