Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

He remembers still the sound of the ewes bleating as they were herded up and then shot, the long ride in the cattle car, and his father stepping from it in A—- an old man—bent and hoary, though he was not yet fifty. 

Source: Rachel Hall, “Avtomat Kalashnikova” (Bellevue Literary Review)

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