This summary of a short story I finished called A Hand Up. I am hoping to find a place to publish it in either a magazine or an online contest. It has been written with an open ending so the story could be continued.
The story is about a police sergeant who finds himself trying to assist a homeless Vietnam veteran after finding him in an alley. His lieutenant calls him out for wanting to help. The sergeant decides to aid the Veteran while he is off duty. This brings both the lieutenant and the sergeant together as the story ends in a confrontation between the two men.