My Neighbor the Sniper

An anecdote of a Marine vet trying to cope

Janaka Stagnaro
My Fair Lighthouse
Published in
4 min readApr 15, 2024

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Artwork by the author.

I saw him walking down the street to his house. A one-bedroom rental. I grabbed the copy of the book that he had loaned me.

“Hey. Here’s your book, David.”

“What did you think of it?”

“Brutal.”

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Janaka Stagnaro
My Fair Lighthouse

Poetry, parables, articles — spiritual, life-lessons, Waldorf education, artwork. 11 books. www.janakasartandbooks.com