Today was like any other day: I woke up, descended thirty-five feet underground, and turned the key that launched a Titan nuclear missile in Tucson, Arizona. Y’know, Monday morning. Daily grind and all. Don’t know how I do it sometimes.
Does this look like a deactivated missile to you? Hmm?
MY ADVENTURE SERIES
For those of you who don’t know, the “screenwriter” job title is an official excuse for me to plan spontaneous adventures around the globe in the name of research. Last Monday, I fired 500 rounds at the largest indoor shooting range in the country and sat down with an expert who taught me everything I know about guns and how to accurately incorporate them into my movies.
This week, I descended underground to visit a decommissioned missile silo, was dubbed commander, and got to participate in a mock missile firing. So if this whole writing gig doesn’t work out, I’ll always have a job firing deadly missiles at America’s enemies.
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