Today in memorable opening paragraphs


I tell her I love her like not killing

or ten minutes of sleep

beneath the low rooftop wall

on which my rifle rests.

Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting, Kevin Powers

I’m not enamored of war stories. But this poem is remarkable in its simplicity and horror.

About Rachel Watts

I am a writer from Perth, Western Australia. My speculative fiction novella Survival will be released in early 2018. View all posts by Rachel Watts

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