Joins the Battle (a three-part act in 60 seconds)

Setting: 1 Above him a large black and white photo of a battleship-not his- churns forward through white foam. The photo is stationed in a curved silver embellished frame. One of the few curved things there; most- the desk, leather chair,pressed uniform and clock have an elegant yet Spartan quality- straight, angular, hollow but sharp….

Reading Assignment: Stannard’s “Honor Killing” (a prelude)

I don’t want to read this story. Don’t want to know their names, imagine their faces. I catch my breath as the words surface; Tin Can Alley, barefeet football, brown skinned boys wearing white silk shirts. See them behind the wheel- immortal for the night; hear the ease in their laughter stronger than daylight and…

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