War is hell…but so is the homefront.


Rock (A Short Story)


 War is hell…but so is the homefront. How can a man whose life is saved in the war not acknowledge the man who saved him? “Rock” is a 2334-word short story about a colored World War I veteran who saves a whole white infantry unit. Hezekiah Bennett–nicknamed Rock in the War because he had a head shaped like a rock, all lumpy and dented–is a war hero. But Rock doesn’t receive a hero’s welcome when he returns to the homefront at War’s end.

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