Tue. Aug 9th, 2022

(A Vietnam War story about Flies, 1971)

This was a hot afternoon within the ammo dump, in the rounds shack-consisting of a couple of rooms, walls produced out of plywood, floors or inlays of long wood made boards-flat timber with regard to the most element, you might see by means of their cracks, located crooked alongside one another; also the shack was a smite lopsided, practically wobbly, and quite broken. Planted on four by several beams underneath the floorboards, about a 50 percent foot high, numerous soft white sand that surrounded it, providing a playground with regard to the lizards to be able to engage in entertainment, unnoticed.

I transported a semi aged ‘Stars and Whitening strips, ‘ magazine beside me when I had to navigate to the ammo shack (where people soldiers did our own paperwork for aide and distributing of ammunition to the convoys arriving from many locations within the neighbourhood.

I carried that will old ‘Stars plus Strips, ‘ mag for a month, until a brand-new one came out there, and used this to swish away from flies. They were everywhere in the bullets shack-we were infested together, with their own buzzing around since if we have been invaders: fat in addition to thin bellied data files; some dark some others light shads associated with dark, long and even short winged jigs, biting your hands and face, and even ears, behind your own neck, swarming close to you, sneaking up your shirt sleeves, diving into your sight as if they have been small punishing missiles, trained with the Vietcong to annoy you. -me, us!

There have been 12 gauge ammo or declining flies, also strolling flies on every one of the three desks within the two rooms of the shack, filling the particular atmosphere with putrid debris, aiming toward one’s mouth, yet quite content whenever they missed, and basically landed on your current lips. They polluted everything, clinging, and climbing, as well as some crawling, inside their quickest gait possible, specially the big fats bellied ones, they’d try to obtain away but I would swat them, unfortunately leaving a dumpy-bloody mess, I truly tried out to simply terrify them away, yet like I stated before-or implied, we were holding already brained cleaned and ready to sacrifice their lives for the lead to.

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