Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Coming Soon To A Store Near You!!!

Greetings of Peace to You, Health and Happiness Too!
This is our initial posting announcing the release of book one of 'The Dancing With Death Trilogy', which took forty years to write and publish. Book one, an Anthology is entitled,

"I Can Still Hear Their Cries - Even In My Sleep"
published by Outskirts Press Inc., Publishing
The companion website, is still in the construction stage. We will post a notice when the webmaster has finished building that site. Writing has afforded me a few rays of hope, as I continue to struggle with these inner demons. The battles never end because, “I can still hear their cries, even in my sleep.”
My journey into PTSD started as I first touched the soil of that ancient Southeast Asian war torn country, Vietnam. Young, naive, full of "Pi-- and Vinegar", eager to prove my worthiness as a 19 year oldUS Marine Corps Medic. I was 'Gun- Ho", and ready to go!
Those 364 days in Vietnam has forever changed my life and of all of those that I have come in contact with. Forty years later, at age sixty, I am still fighting. Fighting through bouts of depression, vivid nightmares, and recurring flashbacks with intrusive thoughts.
The battles never end because, “I can still hear their cries, even in my sleep.”
Such As:
The Eyes of Death

You Never Forget the Eyes,
The death rattling sounds,
Your mind seeks to drown
The labored breathing and vacant lifeless eyes
Life loss, You despise.

The decaying smells of death and the dying,
You never forget the eyes.
Vivid flashbacks without trying,
Still, you’ll always remember,
The Haunting Eyes of Death
We have had positive feedback from everyone who have read the pre-published manuscript.
Here is a sampling of what others have said.
In his collection of work entitled “I Can Still Hear Their Cries, Even in My Sleep” the author E. Everett McFall, a Purple Heart recipient, discusses his experiences with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder through his poetry. He details the causes of the “scars” in his mind, such as memories of the “eyes of death and dying” and “whistling sounds of incoming mortars.” In one narrative, McFall describes PTSD as a “valley of despair” and reflects upon the mental anguish and torment.
Throughout his poetry he describes the painful images of the Vietnam War and the suffering experienced by everyone involved as well as camaraderie’s created during the war. He includes tips for veterans and their families on coping with stress and depression. This book also contains a veteran’s resource guide and directory of National Service Organizations as well as recommended reading materials.

Jean Wahlborg, Editorial Coordinator