The Persistence of Injury

The veteran looked down at the thimble-sized hole in his coat. Despite washing and rain, the hole was ringed with muted copper. His eyes unfocused as he recalled the memory. . . . He felt the shot bef…

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The One Less Traveled By

“You’re not disappointed?” The veteran ground his boot into the dirt. He took a long time in answering. “I’d have to care to be disappointed.” Her eyes shimmered and became soft. “How can you say that…

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