Here is Admiral Keene’s wife Bunny, shopping in the commissary on the payday before Thanksgiving. Cold raindrops evaporate from hundreds of coats, humidify the overheated air, and fog up her reading glasses; she wipes them with the scarf that covered her freshly highlighted hair. She tows one cart, which she’s filling with groceries for Thursday’s […]
About Jerri Bell
Jerri Bell, the Managing Editor for O-Dark-Thirty, the literary journal of the Veterans Writing Project, retired from the Navy in 2008. She served on USS Mount Whitney and HMS Sheffield, and on attaché duty at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia. She has published short fiction and nonfiction. She and former Marine Tracy Crow are the co-authors of the forthcoming book It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan.