Draft Dodger? by J. Michael Fay
It’s 1967 and as the involvement of the U.S. in the Vietnam War is escalating, public opposition to the war is growing. Danny James is opposed to the war, putting him at odds with his friends. Determined to fight for social justice he becomes a community organizer to help those who need it most. But as the U.S. enacts a lottery for the draft, nullifying Danny’s deferment, he makes the decision to cross the border and set up a new life for himself and new wife in Canada. But soon the challenges of relationships, family, and finding yourself in a new country threaten Danny’s idealism.
Draft Dodger? by J. Michael Fay continues his series of e-published long form stories, all of which feature cover art by local artist Karen Sloan. They are available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library through Overdrive.
*Originally published in the Haliburton Echo/Minden Times.