Shooting Stars in the Skies over the Somme, August 1916 by Barbara Buckley Ristine

my short story, “Shooting Stars in the Skies over the Somme, August 1916” appears today at the lovely Literally Stories site. Thanks, Hugh !

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When the German artillery finally ceased firing around sunset, Jack’s neck and shoulders slowly relaxed; he hadn’t realized he’d been tensing them all that time. The relentless shelling had forced his company to hunker in the trenches for over forty-eight hours. Now the silence unnerved him. The shelling could resume at any time, but the officers sent word that the men should rest as best they could.

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