Those of you familiar with my story recall that my primary character, Mike, carried his father’s rank emblem with him in his pocket at all times. The emblem, a brass oak leaf, is used as the rank symbol for Navy Lieutenant Commanders, and for Army and Marine Corps Majors. Mike’s reliance on the emblem as a token of his father’s guidance made it a likely candidate to replace the 3-dot ellipsis symbol often used to denote a scene break. It might also be used as a publisher’s icon on the book’s spine. Pete was able to craft the emblem and size it suitably for the scene breaks in the final manuscript.