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What You Can’t See

By on Sep 13, 2015 in Cuttings, Fiction | 1 comment

  South Vietnam — 1968   Clack went the shutter on my camera. The two South Vietnamese soldiers looked at one another, nodded and stepped back from the edge of the bomb crater. One pulled a cigarette from a pack in his breast pocket and lighted it. He offered one to his comrade, who shook his head and turned to look across the rice paddies toward the high ground, where a network of trees drew clean, black lines against the yellow sky.   A hand squeezed my shoulder, and I looked up. The company commander tapped my camera with his finger and whispered, “Take any...

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