Paolo Madrigal, “My War”

All’s forgivable in war.

(from Murdaland, issue #1)

Yeah I heard of war crimes, but I still wasn’t expecting a straight-up war story in Murdaland, a newish short story journal promising “crime fiction for the 21st century.” Regardless, this was a captivating is not wholly surprising story. Some of the point seems to be the familiar “war is hell” concept. Which is fine. It does appear to be hell. This story had its own spin everything with the soldier having to worry about friendly fire in addition to the constant, paranoid combat.

Click on the Murdaland link above; they have the story online for some free readin’. Couldn’t find a shot of the cover that I liked so I took my own. It’s blurry.

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