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09 June 2015


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William R. Cumming

WOW! Thanks RICHARD! IMO the US Army welcomed the desert for warfare after the jungles of Southeast Asia, many with triple canopies? Next the High Arctic?

Richard Sale

thank you, William, for your praise.

I think its the saddest story I've ever done.

Jack Nix

Mr. Sale:

I thank you again for your extraordinary writings. You describe people, places, and events in such a way that the reader is allowed into the story or essay, feeling something of what it is like to be there.

You are wonderfully descriptive without ever telling the reader what to think or feel.

I very much look forward to reading more of your work.


Richard Sale

thank you so much.

I try to keep myself out of my stories. I want to arrange the facts and the events so that the reader feels them first hand.

It is the facts that move, that count, not the writer.



You did prepare your readers, no one can claim you didn't, but then it came as a shock anyway.

Left me speechless as far as praise goes. I would need to read it again, to check the different characters. I was vaguely aware, maybe I should give them more attention. Beyond the obvious attributes taht stick.

I guess the soldiers in the end have been "in the air" too, not only via their descriptions by the rebels. A moment of relief concerning vague, dark, premonitions? That they are visibly present too in the end, seems to confirm my suspicion. But then, I would need to read it again.

Consider it praise that I only respond today.

Richard Sale

Thank you for your thoughtful comments.


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