Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Afghanistan loomed shadowy behind that, then 9/11, then the Cold War, Vietnam, Korea, World War II, Pickett’s Charge, the Battle of Austerlitz, the conquest of New Spain, Agincourt, Thermopylae, and the rage of Achilles—stories upon stories—stories of war.

Monument/silhouette of a combatant/soldier.

From “On War Stories,” the Preface to Fire and Forget: Short Stores from the Long War (Roy Scranton, Matt Gallagher, Jacob Siegel, Phil Klay, Perry O’Brien).