War & Peace: Crossing the Curtain

War & Peace: Crossing the Curtain

Crossing the Curtain David X. Lewis USA Vienna, Sunday 6 March 1988, 20:26 hours Central European Time Edward parked his car with care. The Hofburg palace loomed to his right against a gray and star-less sky. A stray dog lifted its leg at a lamp-post. He heard the...
War & Peace: Crossing the Curtain

War & Peace: Smoked

Smoked Gregory Von Dare USA When a dark-haired young man walked up to the Honorable Desmond Bernard in the public room of the Aristophanes Club and silently presented him with a fresh Cuban cigar, the old spymaster couldn’t hide his delight. He turned the Cohiba...
War & Peace: An Imposition of Greatness

War & Peace: An Imposition of Greatness

An Imposition of Greatness James Michael Dorsey USA On February 23, 1945, in the final year of the Second World War, the following words were transmitted during a vicious battle from a bird speck of an island in the East China Sea: Naastosi, Thanzie, Dibeh, Shida,...
Lost: Dressed for Eden

Lost: Dressed for Eden

Dressed For Eden Stephen Frech USA “But the heart has its own memory.” – Camus   We are always burying the dead. In this way, we are like the church interiors of old Dutch prints. Often in the background, workers have removed a stone from the...