Good Gods Speak Softly
The boy had run until his legs could carry him no farther. They had seized up some while ago. At first naked fear had blinded his pain, but now that he had put some distance between himself and the battlefield, its sedative effect had worn off, and he began to feel the sting of his retreat…
Manny Viega’s prose enlivens the senses, and this energy is tangible in his story, “Good Gods Speak Softly.” In it, he conjures imagery of a lost soldier and an encounter with a mysterious person that proves more frightening than the battlefront itself.
Manny Viega is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Lost call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Lost issue.