Farmhouse

by Timothy Sullivan

There was this one farmhouse in Belgium we hit really hard. When the shooting stopped and we went inside, we found them all dead, and there was blood all over the walls. My guys were dragging the bodies out to the yard when a captain came in. "Sergeant," he said, "get these walls washed down for me; I want to use this place as HQ." Well I said to him, "Captain, I'll kill these German bastards for you, but I'll be damned if I'm going to clean up after them." And with that I walked out, taking my guys with me.

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Timothy Sullivan is a journalist from New York. He's the author of "Unequal Verdicts" (Simon & Schuster, 1992) and a former senior correspondent for Court TV. More of his writing can be found on his website.