HISTORICAL FICTION BY Michael G. Malaghan
“You ought to angle a story about all the Japs working in the steel mill,” the finger-in-the-air lieutenant was telling Pafko. “Now they’re manufacturing sugar mill equipment, selling most of their production to Cuba and the Caribbean Islands. We’ll need to convert the mill to fabricating replacement machinery for damaged ships. Can we trust these Japs to produce war materials to shoot their relatives?”“Good story idea, Ray.”They paused while the waitress brought coffees with side jiggers of Jameson whiskey.