Honoring Those Who Served by Joseph S. Pete

Joseph S. Pete is an award-winning journalist, an Iraq War veteran, an Indiana University graduate, and a frequent guest on Lakeshore Public Radio in Merrillville. He was named the poet laureate of Chicago BaconFest 2016, a feat that Geoffrey Chaucer chump never accomplished. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Blue Collar Review, shufPoetry, The Roaring Muse, Pour Vida, and the Tipton Poetry Journal, among many other publications. He once Googled the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. True story, believe it or not.


This ten word story was typed on a manual Olympia DeLuxe typewriter, circa 1965. Elegant utility. Let’s call her Olivia.


Photo credit: Kae Sable



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