August 13, 2022

(A Vietnam War story regarding Flies, 1971)

It was a very hot afternoon in the ammo dump, inside bullets shack-consisting of two rooms, walls made out of hdf, floors or vase of long wood made boards-flat timber intended for the most part, you can see via their cracks, positioned crooked alongside 1 another; also the shack was a new smite lopsided, nearly wobbly, and quite broken. Planted about 12 gauge ammo by 4 beams beneath the floorboards, about a half foot high, between the soft white mud that surrounded it, providing a playground intended for the lizards to be able to engage in recreation, unnoticed.

I transported a semi old ‘Stars and Pieces, ‘ magazine with me at night when I had to go to the bullets shack (where people soldiers did the paperwork for aides and distributing involving ammunition towards the convoys arriving from various locations within the location.

I carried that will old ‘Stars and even Strips, ‘ magazine for a calendar month, until an innovative one came away, and used this to swish aside flies. We were holding all over the place in the ammo shack-we were infested with them, with their particular buzzing around because if we were invaders: fat in addition to thin bellied documents; some dark some others light shads regarding dark, long in addition to short winged flies, biting your palms and face, and even ears, behind your neck, swarming around you, sneaking the shirt sleeves, scuba diving into your eyes as if they were small punishing missiles, trained by the Vietcong to annoy an individual. -me, us!

There was dead or passing away flies, also strolling flies on all the three desks within the two rooms of the shack, filling the atmosphere with putrid debris, aiming toward one’s mouth, although quite content when they missed, and merely landed on your lips. They contaminated everything, clinging, and even climbing, and also many crawling, in their fastest gait possible, specially the big excess fat bellied ones, they’d try to find away but I had created swat them, sadly leaving a dumpy-bloody mess, I truly tried out to simply terrify them away, but like I stated before-or implied, they were already brained cleaned and ready to sacrifice their existence for the trigger.

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