The Ghosts of War: a Bitesize Horror Story
by James Dixon
How do you tell a soldier when to stop killing?
How do you tell a dead man that he is no longer needed?
Answer: you don’t. You can’t. It’s in the blood, so long ago shed, it’s in the still heart and in the ragged papers still stained red in my pocket. I am close now, I can see you clearly. Do you think the fury of war goes out so quickly? No, it lives and breathes, it smokes for a thousand years.