1917. In the French trench-lines of the Western Front, an American volunteer lives from letter to letter, as high explosive shells rain down and poison gas permeates the air. His wife’s words are the only link to a world that is still clean and bright, a world unlike the one which surrounds him; mud, barbed wire, shell fragments and decaying men, some dead, some still alive. And then, one day, her letters stop coming.
To what lengths will a man go to save the only thing truly worth fighting for? Or is it already too late? Based on terrible events that were all too real, this story will reveal hidden truths to shed light on one of the little-known tragedies of a decade that decimated a generation of the world’s youth.
Please note that this is a work of short fiction, which has been submitted to the Kindle Singles program. This edition is 7700 words long, and contains author’s notes that explain the inspiration for this story and the facts that it is based on.
- Author: Edward Carpenter
- Publication Date: 2012-04-30
- Product Group: eBooks
- Binding: Kindle Edition, 30 pages
- ASIN: B007Z9AKJK