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Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100
My brother was the valedictorian of his graduating class. Awarded a scholarship to Harvard, he owned the future.
When his draft notice came I was inconsolable.
“Duty calls, Sis. I’ll be back.”
Tonight we celebrate his sixty-fifth birthday. His hands tremble as he cuts the cake. The knife falls from his fingers and tears stream down in his cheeks.
“I cut off their ears and hung them from a chain on my belt loop.” He swallows a pill with a swig of beer. “Thirty-six kills. God, I miss it.”
My brother did come back from Vietnam but he never returned.