Names of the Dead by Barry Basden
11:07 AM | Author: Glen Binger
Names of the Dead by Barry Basden

Exhausted after three days of defending the city, the soldier crouched behind a brick wall to write down the names of the dead. There were so many. The wall caved in when a shell struck nearby and he was buried in the rubble without a chance to write his own.

Barry Basden writes mostly short pieces these days. Some have been published in various online and print venues. Some have not. He edits Camroc Press Review at
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On 10/14/09, 11:35 AM , Alice Folkart said...

What a sad, twisty ending, Barry. Nicely done.

Alice Folkart