Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
What can be said of Hell, when at its most quiet, I was most terrified? The explosions that had rocked every fiber of my being and made my bones feel like they could simply shatter like tempered glass still resonated.
I looked over at the wounded, wondering if I had the same haunted look in my eyes, and thought I probably did. In this war, no one leaves. No one goes home...and everyone is a casualty of war.
I’d only kept a sleeping bag and a few personal toiletries. After prayer, there was little else to do but turn in for the night. We had left the IR compound early that morning and I was tired. The quiet young woman blew out the few candles and we settled down. I was dozing off when I heard a familiar whistling sound, followed immediately by a resounding explosion. > A clear voice from the edge of the village called everyone to attention. I recognized the quiet old man that the others had nodded to as they passed, in deference and respect, the one they had called the native word that meant a combination of Elder and Leader. Screaming stopped, children quieted, and everyone hurried toward him.
It created the maximum amount of terror for the VC and NVA to shell at night in civilian areas, when everyone was supposedly safe and secure in their own homes. People clamored out of their little dwellings, women screaming, babies and children crying. This was what the VC wanted, fear. A little old woman ran up to me and asked me in a trembling voice if I knew how big the shells were. I couldn’t think of a comforting reply. A bullet from a handgun, a shell from a howitzer, they could both kill.
> A clear voice from the edge of the village called everyone to attention. I recognized the quiet old man that the others had nodded to as they passed, in deference and respect, the one they had called the native word that meant a combination of Elder and Leader. Screaming stopped, children quieted, and everyone hurried toward him.
Laura Taylor, Award-Winning Author & Editor wrote:
“Accept the Broken Heart brings the emotional realities of troubling and transformative times straight from the heart, laying bare its wounds. If you want to explore the depths of human experience and emotional connection, you can access it here.”
"Accept the Broken Heart by author Robin Leigh Anderson is a riveting, heart-wrenchingly powerful novel that is destined to captivate readers."
"Robin writes a book that keeps you riveted to see what happens next and makes you feel that you are right there with her. A great read by an author who grew up in the same small Montana town that I did. Takes us back to that terrible time for our country."
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