I'm trying to find a piece that was posted either here, or in Short Story Sharing. My last visit to this place was January, 2011, so it's pretty old.

I only have embarrassingly vague memories of it. They might not be enough:

I believe it was about a soldier the day before he was deployed somewhere. It was set somewhere other than America, I think - maybe Africa? He spent it with a young girl that I don't think he had ever met before. It might have been raining. The last line was something like, "The next day we were shipped off to . . ."

It could have been the prologue or the beginning of a novel.

If you also remember the story, I'd really appreciate it if you could link me to it. Not being able to find it is going to drive me nuts.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, then you don't have to bother looking for it - I haven't been around in over a year, so I have no right to make demands.

Thank you.