Hot Link: Elliot Ackerman Returns to Fallujah for Esquire

Oh Well (2) by Lydia Komatsu

“Oh Well (2)” courtesy of Lydia Komatsu

Marine Corps veteran and author Elliot Ackerman (Green on BlueDark at the Crossing) has a wonderful bit of elegiac longform up at Esquire. It’s about returning to Fallujah in 2016, to the site where he lost a friend during the nastiness of 2004. If you recall, we brought Elliot up for last year’s   DANGER CLOSE ALASKA, so I’m always excited to see instructor alum putting their work out there into the world. Check the piece out here, but maybe brace yourself a bit: Goodbye, My Brother