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14 December, 2011

C. Joseph Jordan, "The Quiet"

Marine Corporal then Sergeant Adlai Malick returns home from the Vietnam War; he wants and is desperate to hide his rage. The descriptions of the manners in which Malick's rage manifest are believable and wrenching. His stoic father had been in World War II and their relationship was complex and strained.

It is written in a close third person point of view, twenty-six pages long and published as Issue 156 by One Story.

FAVORITE LINE: "He had to go. To leave, and now. They would yank his secrets still beating from his chest if he did not."

LINKS:
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