Episode 11: The Dark Month
In his incredibly chilling and honest essay, “The Dark Month”, Christopher Collins explores his faith and belief after witnessing a boy’s senseless death during the war in Afghanistan. Brian O’Neil reads this essay that was first published in Creative Nonfiction. The essay is a bit longer than most of the pieces we choose, but we felt passionately that the subject matters of PTSD, mental health for veterans, and finding one’s way after returning from war deserved a longer episode. We hope you will listen through and explore your own feelings around trauma and recovery.