Has anyone felt uncomfortable or wrong for writing about something? I have an Idea for a short story that I would like to write but some nagging reason is telling me not to. It has to do with the Vietnam war and what was called a Short timers stick (also referred to as a swagger stick). this was carried around by a solder near the end of their tour. Then was passed on the the next guy with the shortest amount of time and so on. There are accounts of other ways and methods used as well but I was thinking of the one I described. The story word be something about the memories this solders carried with them and how a short times stick was passed down to other solders and their stories ect. there would be more to it also but there in lies the problem. I know people who have served and currently serve and who have been to Vietnam and have experienced horror far beyond what I could know. I also know that it's not something to be taken lightly. And this bothers me because I don't feel that I have the right to act like I could acutely describe or do justice to the men and women who have served and giving there lives or are home now but still are haunted by what they have been through. I know there are many things that a writer has not experienced and writes about, thats half the job but this certain subject just... doesn't feel right and I wanted to get some feedback on how others think about this or id anyone else has had a feeling of this is not right.