Paul Crenshaw

Paul Crenshaw’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Best American Essays, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Pushcart Prize, Glimmer Train, Ecotone, North American Review, and Brevity, among other publications. 

September 05, 2017

I wake from a dream in which I am back at military training, among the classrooms and the clash of Claymores, the hot wake of wind from the report of rifles. Booted feet echo through the hallways, and forced voices call cadence while the light bends in the shockwave of bombs.