SMOKE BY JOSHUA FOUST 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 71
AL-HILLA BY MARC LADERMAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 71
I’m an old man in a war zone, 52 years and aging. I’m in the back seat of a US Army Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. It’s always the last seat taken because of the prop wash. Both side doors are open and the chill wind is lashing my face. The Black Hawk is the quotidian bus in Iraq and I’m on my way to work.